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So now here we go again. Another case of people who have no respect for life!
BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio — A woman was in custody Tuesday after her teenager daughter told police that she came home drunk last week and beat the family pet to death.
Retta McKibben has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty in connection with the case.
According to a police report filed by McKibben's 14-year-old daughter, the family's dog, a 6-pound Chihuahua named Zoie, was killed last Tuesday.
The report said McKibben, 39, came home drunk, picked the dog up by the neck, and slammed it repeatedly to the ground, McEntyre reported.
Police said the dog's body was found wrapped in a sheet near the trash at the end of a driveway. An examination revealed the dog's skull had been crushed and its neck broken.
"Just the viciousness of it and the death the dog went through, it's just sometimes hard to comprehend that someone could do that to a little 6-pound Chihuahua," said Buckeye Lake police Capt. James Hanzey.
McKibben was ordered held on $5,000 bond.
She remained at the Licking County Jail on Tuesday evening; July 14,2009 .
I would strongly recommend everyone write/call Licking County Prosecutor, Kenneth Oswalt, and encourage him to seek the maximum penalty permissible under Ohio law should this defendant be found guilty of animal cruelty. Below is his contact information:
Licking County Prosecutor's Office
20 S. Second Street, Newark, OH 43055
Some talking points could include:
- That the viciousness of Retta McKibben's actions should not to be taken lightly.
- That you support and applaud the efforts of the Buckeye Lake Police Chief Captain, James Hanzey, in this case.
- That we as a community can no longer turn our backs on animal cruelty. That all life should be valued, and the brutal death of Zoie confirms that Retta McKibben appears not to hold these values.