Woman suspected of torching dog then Facebook bragging

Friday, July 26, 2013 - 4:43pm

A 35 year-old St. Louis woman was arrested on Thursday and charged with the brutal death of a dog.

The suspect, Adriene Martin, may have assisted in her own arrest after posting a few cryptic messages on her Facebook page, Paul Schankman has more.

Randy Grim, Rescues Dogs, "It's just so inhumane I just can't even see straight."

It is a case so sickening, even Stray Rescue's Randy Rim has a hard time talking about it.

The suspect is 35 year-old Adrienne Martin of St. Louis, she is charged with felony animal cruelty and felony called 'knowingly burning.'

On July 10th, a dog was found in the backyard of a home in the 4300 block of Cote Brilliante Avenue, tethered to a heavy chain, he had been doused with something flammable and set on fire, his face and body were severely burned

Rescuers named him Brownie, they rushed him to Stray Rescue of St. Louis for emergency medical care, but Brownie died two days later.

The city's new animal cruelty task force began investigating immediately leading to the arrest.

Randy Grim, Rescues Dogs, "Today some justice has been served. It`s not going to bring him back and I wish that he had got to experience love, the love here at stray rescue but at least finally someone was arrested."

Police are not offering many details, but Stray Rescue says part of what led to the arrest were messages posted on the suspect's Facebook page.

On July 9th, the day before Brownie was found, there is a post which reads: "I'm on killa mode #killdogs.com today."

Then on the same day Brownie was burned, another posting: "I mean what I say and I say what I mean, #alldogsdon'tgotoheaven.com

Randy Grim, Rescues Dogs, "It made me sick to my stomach, it made me angry it made me realize that we do walk amongst some very evil people."

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