KOKOMO, Ind. — A woman from Kokomo has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for “animal crushing.”
In the summer of 2020, Krystal Scott posted photos and videos to social media, showing her torturing and brutally killing cats and dogs, sometimes by hanging them and other times by crushing them to death.
Police and the FBI started to investigate, and ultimately found Scott and raided her home in July 2020.
Court papers say Scott spoke with detectives at the time, claiming that “her ‘good side’ loves cats and dogs, but that her ‘bad side’ tells her to commit acts of animal cruelty including killing animals by strangulation and other means.”
A neighbor told WISH-TV last year he found a decapitated dog, and “the belly was slit up and down.”
Scott was charged and found guilty of violating the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act of 2019. On Wednesday, she was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. She will also serve five years of supervised release after her prison term.
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