Update 2/7/11 – No Justice for Phoenix
It is with a sad and heavy heart that I remember Phoenix, the poor innocent little pitbull that was doused with gasoline and set on fire in Baltimore in May. Although rescued by a valiant police officer, Phoenix’s burns extended almost over 100% of her body and her poor body just could not recover, she was euthanized shortly thereafter.
It didn’t take long for police to have two suspects in custody; twin 17-year-old brothers, Travis and Jermain Johnson. Their parents maintained that the boys had nothing to do with the heinous crime, they were turned in just for the reward money, but it wasn’t long after they were in trouble again, guns or drugs or something like that.
On November 13, State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy announced that the Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted both Tremayne and Travers Johnson, 17, of S. Pulaski Street in a five count indictment charging animal abuse and cruelty.
These two paragons of humanity will be arraigned on December 9 and we’d like to ask the court that felony animal cruelty penalties be levied against them. Their crime was cruel and depraved and Phoenix suffered horribly for no reason other then their kicks and thrills!