Mullins-LewisA pair of Muskogee, OK friends, Austin Michael Mullins, 26, and Krystal Lynn Lewis, 23, have been arrested and charged with one count each of felony animal cruelty but the heartless and brutal killing of a 7-week-old Jack Russell terrier puppy, Poplin.

The puppy belonged to Lewis, a gift from a female ex-lover. At a park near Muskogee, Mullins shot the little puppy 10 times with a .22 pistol then they took the puppy to Lewis’ apartment where they skinned and displayed the skin on a board. They told police they planned to make a belt out of the skin.

Lewis told police they killed the puppy because she couldn’t afford to care for it but authorities believe Poplin was killed because Lewis no longer got along with the ex-lover who gave her the puppy.

Mullins and Lewis were being held on $25k bail and a judge ordered a competency hearing fro them.

As far as I’m concerned there’s no doubt that there’s something wrong with these sick, twisted wastes of human life! To cruelly kill and innocent little puppy over a domestic situation… or even if the reason was because she couldn’t afford to care for it, is just unfathomable! And then to skin it and display the skin like a gruesome trophy and intend to make a belt with it… These two need to be put somewhere away from society for a long time. I just don’t even know what to say…

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