Mary Jo Frazier was allegedly killing animals for personal enjoyment during her 18 years at Boulder City AC in Nevada. Co-workers report she killed animals before the mandatory holding period had expired to keep the shelter empty. And because: yay killing. She faced a judge this week on animal cruelty charges:
An 8NewsNOW I-Team first reported, an affidavit against Frazier alleges 91 instances of unusual animal deaths at the shelter and more than 1,200 suspicious cases.
“There is no doubt that these actions occurred. We know that because this defendant documented all those euthanasias in a log book,” said prosecutor Amy Ferreira.
Yeah I can picture that. Sort of a pen and paper version of Jeffrey Dahmer’s refrigerator.
The prosecutor says the statute of limitations for animal cruelty in NV is 3 years so Frazier can not be charged for all of her alleged crimes.
Frazier’s lawyer asked the judge to release his client on her own recognizance but the judge upheld the $50,000 warrant for Frazier’s arrest. The lawyer then asked for bail to be reduced to $6000 but that went over like a lead balloon. Gee, maybe that whole fleeing the state thing after the police investigation wasn’t such a smart move by Frazier after all. She was handcuffed and taken to jail.
(Pause for applause.)
Frazier “systematically killed animals that came into the shelter” and “committed the same crime over and over and over again,” Ferreira said. “This is an individual who has engaged in this conduct repeatedly, who was told to stop.”
This is important. The prosecutor in this case is saying that the systematic killing of shelter animals for convenience is a crime.
Also: other shelter workers killing animals instead of doing their jobs may want to jot that down.
Frazier has pleaded not guilty. Her attorney cites an absence of “criminal intent”. Uh, lol?
Thank you once again Irresponsible Public for standing up for these animals when no one else would. See a photo of the troublemakers here.
Today is officially a party day on the blog. Bust out the sparkling juice and sequins.
(Thanks Clarice for the links.)