There’s not much that can be said here. Because of the age of the dog murderers nothing real will happen to them.
Graphic and disturbing video has surfaced online showing young people central Texas repeatedly shooting a dog before shoving firecrackers inside its body and watching it burn.
Police are investigating after a cell phone recording of Snapchat video was posted on Facebook – and a trail of tips led authorities to a town outside Waco
“I have no idea how the dog died or who this kid is, but since he found it so funny and cool to post it on his snapchat, I figured he wouldn’t mind if I shared it with facebook,” wrote Serena Kristiana Teakell when she shared the chilling content on social media.
“I hope you’re embarrassed of yourself.”
It’s not clear when the dog died.
The shocking footage went viral and has been viewed more than 2 million times.
In a follow-up post, Teakell explained why she felt the need to publicize the graphic footage.
“I posted it because, as it goes with all things, when the public is outraged they can not turn a blind eye to the subject,” she wrote.
“At the very least, he will be shamed publicly and at the very least, everyone will be aware of his deep seeded psychological issues.”
She went on to identify the teen shown in the video, calling him a “bratty sadistic child.”
“He needs punishment and therapy,” she said.
Afterward, the dog’s owner, James Plant, came forward to identify his beloved furry friend and share his heartbroken reaction in an interview with NBC affiliate KCEN-TV.
Plant only found out about the tragedy after he saw the video circulating on social media – and recognized his pup’s face from her mismatched eyes. Ellie had one blue eye and one brown eye.
“I froze up,” he said, recalling the first time he saw the footage. “I was definitely horrified to say the least.”
Ellie went missing about a week earlier after she broke free and ran off, he explained in an emotional interview.
“I’m really mad at myself now,” he said, faulting himself for not finding his dog right away.
Now, he wants to see the perpetrator brought to justice.
“I want to see him be charged with the criminal act it was,” he said.
Initially, Hewitt police launched an investigation Friday evening, after several members of the public recognized one of the suspects shown as a Hewitt resident, according to police press release Saturday.
During the course of their investigation, police found out the gruesome incident actually took place outside city limits, in the jurisdiction of the McLennan County Sheriff’s Department near China Spring.
The sheriff’s office confirmed its ongoing investigation online.
“I can assure you our Criminal Investigation Division is working on this right now and any and all charges that apply to this incident will be filed and we will push for prosecution to the fullest extent,” sheriffs wrote in a Facebook post.
“If you have any information that may assist in this investigation, please contact dispatch at 254-757-5222.”
In the aftermath, friends of the dog’s owner started a GoFundMe page to help fund civil litigation against the parties involved.
In Texas if the dog’s owner wins a lawsuit, he won’t be easily able to collect.