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Woman accused of setting dog on fire skips out on scheduled court date

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According to Wednesday's CBS St. Louis News, the St. Louis, Mo., woman accused of setting a dog on fire and causing his death in 2013, has skipped out on her scheduled court appearance.

Adrienne Martin was supposed to appear for her trial in St. Louis Circuit Court - she is facing a felony animal cruelty charge for allegedly dousing a shepherd mix named "Brownie," in gasoline and setting him on fire. Martin allegedly bragged about the cruel deed on her Facebook page.

The Facebook post read:

I’m on killa mode… kill dogs… today,”

“I mean what I say and I say what I mean… all dogs don’t go to heaven.”

Martin's attorney had intended to file a motion to suppress those Facebook postings - now, in light of the skipped court appearance, Martin has a warrant out for her arrest.

Brownie was set on fire in July 2013 - shortly after he was discovered, he died from the massive burns which covered much of his body; Martin allegedly set the dog on fire because he bit her son.

Original story about Brownie here.

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