(Video to follow) “Remember little Phoenix , did a post on him a couple of weeks ago, link at bottom. I am so happy someone snitched on these 2 little Bxxxxxd’s ! If the law doesn’t get this case right now; seeing as they already have jaded pasts… these 2 will likely grow up to be abusive thugs, rapists or murderers…so get it right…send them down for the full prison term allowed. They are sick ,lethal, sadistic, warts that you have to be rid of!”
In court, 19-year-old Adell Zeigler and 17-year-old Diondre Brown, both from Buffalo, were charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals. Ziegler was remanded without bail Wednesday because he has a prior felony and is on parole for robbery. Brown was remanded on $20,000 bail.
Prosecutors say they have strong cases against both teenagers, who they say have violent reputations.
According to NYS law, a person is guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals when, with no justifiable purpose, he or she intentionally kills or intentionally causes serious physical injury to a companion animal with aggravated cruelty. “Aggravated cruelty” is conduct which is intended to cause extreme physical pain or is done or carried out in an especially depraved or sadistic manner. “Couldn’t have put it better myself, so do the right thing & send them down, NO bloody stupid probation for these 2 malicious warts”
“This is a terrible act of cruelty. One that should never happen at any time” said Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.
Police said Phoenix was found burning on Herman Street last month. Since then detectives have followed every lead. But a break in the case came over the weekend when someone called in a key tip. Authorities arrested Zeigler and Brown late Tuesday night.
“Both made admissions to what they did. They said they hung the dog about three feet in the air. They doused him with lighter fluid and we’re not sure which one set him on fire,” said Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda.” Heinous MF‘s…Nobody does this kind of thing unless they are really fxxxxd up in the head & get’s off on torturing innocent beings that can’t answer back!”
Zeigler’s mom didn’t want to comment. But Brown’s grandmother, Robin did. She said her grandson did not do the crime. She said the night of the incident he told a family member, “You won’t believe what my uncle, Adell did.“Right ok love…did you see those pigs fly over the other day too?!!”
Robin said, “He kept telling me ‘Grandma, I didn’t do it.’ He says ‘Grandma, you know I didn’t do it.'” said Robin Brown, the defendant’s grandmother. “And the next thing I know they came out and said he signed something saying he did it. So when I went back to talk to him I said ‘Why would you do that?’ I mean you said you didn’t do it.” “Sorry love your grandson is not the perfect little angel you seem to think he is!”
The men could face up to one-and-one-third to four years in prison. Commissioner Derenda says police have identified the owner of the dog and have taken a statement.