Three Tobaccoville, North Carolina teens have been charged with animal cruelty after killing an opossum, Camel City Dispatch reported January 6.
17-year-old Jayed Raymond Rose and 18-year-old Kalob Jennings Hubbard, along with a 15-year old male posted a video on social media. The video recording showed the three teens torturing and burning the opossum to death in what was described as a ritual.
According to psychologists, ritual killing is only a step down from killing people.
After an investigation by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office(FCSO), Hubbard and Rose were arrested on Sunday and charged with one count each of felonious animal cruelty. They were taken to the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention center, where they are being help under $10,000 security bond. A court appearance has been set for January 23.
If convicted, the teens could face up to eight months in jail. Since the third teen is still considered a minor, he'll unlikely he'll receive any serious punishment. A Juvenille Petition has been submitted against the unidentified participant.
FCSO is asking for anyone with more information on this case to contact them at (336)727-2112 or call Crimestoppers at (336)727-2800.
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