Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Pet torturer and killer appeals pet owning ban

The “psychotic narcissist,” who filmed herself hanging and disemboweling the family dog, and was subsequently convicted of killing or injuring an animal, causing unnecessary suffering and pain to an animal and possessing a knife, is out on probation. She is now asking the court to lift the ban on her owning pets. Read the case of this Romanian-born “serial killer in the making.”

Man Who Beat Puppy to Death With Bat Aquitted on Appeal

An Iowa court has provoked outrage after ruling that the case of Zachary Meerdink, convicted in 2012 of animal torture in the beating death of his Boston Terrier puppy, wasn’t torture after all. The court found that beating a defenseless puppy to death with a wooden bat is not in itself “depraved” and overturned the conviction.

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