Two teenagers from Nacogdoches, Texas have been indicted by a Nacogdoches County grand jury for killing a dog and two cats in torturous cult activities reported Ketknbc.com. The teens have each been charged with three counts of animal cruelty.
An investigation into the disappearance of a dog name Camo began on March 7, when Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office made a grisly and disturbing discovery of a dog's body tied to a tree; the dog had been gutted and skinned.
Authorities arrested Delaney Walters, 18, and Mark Tyler Ainsworth, 17, who allegedly admitted to killing the dog Camo in a satanic ritual. The teens contend they are devil worshipers. They also admitted to the torturous deaths of two cats.
Graphic photos and videos were found on Walters' phone of the dead animals and their organs. When authorities first checked the teens' Facebook pages, there were satanic symbols, however they had since been removed.
Sacrifice is a practice in demon worship with followers contending that the blood and organs of the animals "makes something sacred."
According to Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Jason Bridges stated in a press release:
"In my 20 years, I believe this is probably the first type I've investigated where a dog has been tortured this way in a cult type activity."
Sheriff Bridges is known as an animal lover and was disturbed by the egregious torture the animals had to endure in this animal cruelty crime. Camo, the dog who was killed, was an important part of his human family. The dog, an eight-year-old Australian cattle dog, was found as a stray when only two-months old. Every morning, Camo would accompany the children to the bus stop and be in that precise spot when the children returned home from school.
Rest in peace Camo and the two unnamed cats. Let's hope you all find justice.
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