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Woman Sentenced To Jail For Killing Dozens Of Animals In Sex Fetish Videos

| by Dominic Kelly

Back in 2012, then-21-year-old Ashley Richards was arrested for torturing animals to make videos for people with animal sex fetishes. Now, the 23-year-old is headed to prison.

Richards, along with 52-year-old Brent Justice, admitted to torturing a puppy, kittens, mice, a pigeon, a rabbit, crabs, lobsters, fish and other animals using high-heeled shoes, screwdrivers, knives and other various items. All of the torture was filmed and sold to people with that specific fetish.

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At the time of the incident, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the organization that tipped off police, released a statement describing the torture.

“Richards reportedly admitted to killing countless animals—up to two per day—over the years,” said PETA in their statement. “She faces felony cruelty-to-animals charges: one for a video made in 2010 in which she binds and gags a kitten with masking tape and then stomps and crushes the animal, including putting her high-heeled shoe through the kitten's eye, and for another video in which she kills a pit bull puppy by using a meat cleaver to hack off his leg and tail and a knife to slash his neck and cut into his leg. Justice faces a felony cruelty-to-animals charge for filming Richards as she killed the puppy with a knife.”

Richards has now been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the heinous acts of animal torture, and Justice is currently awaiting sentencing in jail.

Sources: Daily Mail, Huffington Post, ABC 13