Houston Man And Woman Sentenced To Prison For Making Animal Crush Videos

| by Brendan Kelly
Ashley Richards and Brent JusticeAshley Richards and Brent Justice

A Houston man and woman have been sentenced to prison for animal cruelty after filming animal crush videos.

Brent Justice, 54, and Ashley Richards, 25, were both arrested in August 2012 after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, filed a complaint against the pair for producing the videos, said Daily News.

Justice, the videographer, was sentenced to 50 years in prison, while Richards was sentenced to 10 years.

According to investigators, Richards appeared in the disturbing fetish videos, occasionally wearing a mask, stabbing animals - including a kitten, a puppy, and a chicken - chopping off their limbs, and urinating on them. She wore little clothing while torturing the animals using high heels, knives, and meat cleavers, among other weapons, and made sexual comments to the camera.

Crush videos are part of a fetish culture in which people are sexually gratified by the torture or slaughter of animals.

The videos were produced by Justice and Richards between 2010 and 2012. In 2014, Richards was convicted of animal cruelty and sentenced to 10 years in prison. 

Justice was sentenced on Feb. 15 to 50 years in prison for cruelty to non-livestock animals, said Chron.

Sources: ChronNY Daily News / Photo Credit: Chron

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