South Carolina Woman Tortures, Kills ‘Devil’ Puppy For Chewing Her Bible

dogladyInsanity is alive and well in America. South Carolina’s GoUpstate reports on local faith-based crime:

A 65-year-old Pacolet Mills woman is accused of hanging and burning a 1-year-old pit bull after the animal chewed her Bible.

Miriam Fowler Smith, of 410 John Worthy Road, Pacolet Mills, is charged with ill treatment of animals in general, torture, according to an arrest warrant. Smith’s nephew told officers he left the animal at the home he shared with his aunt during the recent winter weather. After returning, he could not find the dog, named Diamond, and he assumed she had broken the chain that kept her on the home’s front porch, according to a report filed by a Spartanburg County environmental enforcement officer.

The man later told officers his aunt admitted to killing the animal, calling it a “devil” dog, and authorities were called to investigate.

After officers responded to the home, the woman told them she killed the dog because it had chewed her Bible and she feared for the safety of neighborhood children.

Officers found the dog’s body, which had been partially burned, lying in a pile of dried grass. An orange extension cord had been tied tightly around the dog’s neck and in its mouth.

97 Comments on "South Carolina Woman Tortures, Kills ‘Devil’ Puppy For Chewing Her Bible"

  1. She shouldn’t have been tossing the Bible across the yard yelling “Fetch!”

  2. She shouldn’t have been tossing the Bible across the yard yelling “Fetch!”

  3. Anonymous | Jan 25, 2011 at 9:51 pm |

    Jeebus must have told her to kill it.

  4. Rex Vestri | Jan 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm |

    Jeebus must have told her to kill it.

  5. Hadrian999 | Jan 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm |

    I can see why she was mad, apparently she hadn’t read it yet.

  6. Hadrian999 | Jan 25, 2011 at 6:04 pm |

    I can see why she was mad, apparently she hadn’t read it yet.

    • dumbsaint | Jan 25, 2011 at 8:38 pm |

      Yeah, the bible only details the torture and sacrifice of goats and cows.

      • David Frost | Jan 26, 2011 at 9:19 am |

        Animal sacrifice is only in the Old Testament Judaic Law. In the New Testament, which separates Christianity from both Judaism and Islam, animal sacrifice lacks meaning.

        • Hadrian999 | Jan 26, 2011 at 4:11 pm |

          yeah they moved on to human sacrifice for christianity

          • David Frost | Jan 26, 2011 at 11:02 pm |

            No, thats atheist psychobabble, there was one sacrifice of Christ (and not by early Christians) and then that was it.

          • dumbsaint | Jan 27, 2011 at 8:10 am |

            Yeah they just nailed a guy to a plank of wood and called it a day. You should read that bible one day, there’s all sorts of violent bits. what about John the Baptiste’s head?
            Perhaps we should be thankful you haven’t tho:
            Luke 19:26 “He replied, ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away. 27.But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me.”

          • have you read the Bible?

            In that passage, Jesus is speaking of a perable to Zacchaeus the tax collecter. That verse isn’t his “instructions”.

            come on…

          • David Frost | Jan 27, 2011 at 9:52 pm |

            Early Christians didn’t crucify Christ or take John the Baptist’s head.

            Christ was crucified because he offended the Judaic clergy at that time by calling himself the son of God, performing miracles and upsetting tradition. So they brought him before Roman authorities, who were actually somewhat hesitant about it at first, but carried it through pretty brutally.

            Here I copied and pasted this from wikipedia

            “The biblical account portrays the beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Herod Antipas.[1] According to the Synoptic Gospels, Herod had imprisoned John because he reproved Herod for divorcing his wife (Phasaelis), and unlawfully taking his brother Herod Philip I’st wife, Herodias. On Herod’s birthday, Herodias’ daughter (traditionally named Salome) danced before the king and his guests. Her dancing pleased Herod so much that in his drunkenness he promised to give her anything she desired, up to half of his kingdom. When the daughter asked her mother what she should request, she was told to ask for the head of John the Baptist on a platter. Although Herod was appalled by the request, he reluctantly agreed and had John executed in the prison.”

            Herod was a Roman ruler of that region BTW

          • Davy; Christ was executed because he was a radical messiah that rampaged through the streets and overturning and disrupting buisness. The rest as well as this Herod said this and she said is all here say. Require reporter that interviewed the people that witnessed this exchange of words in a palace where privacy was paramont to Herod. He was not appreciated by some. You just throw opinions about, like a Fox, as though its a given fact.

    • Meghanwhite61 | Jan 28, 2011 at 2:09 am |

      is that supposed to be funny? just wondering

  7. Anti-Anti | Jan 25, 2011 at 10:51 pm |

    Stupid b@*ch, i hope someone does this to her.

  8. Anti-Anti | Jan 25, 2011 at 6:51 pm |

    Stupid b@*ch, i hope someone does this to her.

  9. WhiteRose | Jan 25, 2011 at 11:00 pm |

    Well least the dog had good taste in eating material…

  10. WhiteRose | Jan 25, 2011 at 11:00 pm |

    Well least the dog had good taste in eating material…

  11. WhiteRose | Jan 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm |

    Well least the dog had good taste in eating material…

  12. Youlldoitandlikeit | Jan 25, 2011 at 11:01 pm |

    She needs to wear the fried carcass around her neck until she learns it’s BAD to do that kind of stuff.

  13. Youlldoitandlikeit | Jan 25, 2011 at 11:01 pm |

    She needs to wear the fried carcass around her neck until she learns it’s BAD to do that kind of stuff.

  14. Youlldoitandlikeit | Jan 25, 2011 at 7:01 pm |

    She needs to wear the fried carcass around her neck until she learns it’s BAD to do that kind of stuff.

  15. Take her bible away and replace it with dog training bible. Until she memorizes dog bible, works out a communuty service program for a veterinarian and house arrest till she matures.

  16. Take her bible away and replace it with dog training bible. Until she memorizes dog bible, works out a communuty service program for a veterinarian and house arrest till she matures.

    • This woman is 65 years old, nuts, and probably should never come near another animal again. It has nothing to do with her needing to be trained on caring for an animal. You feed and water it and allow it a place to sh*t. What is it about animal torture do you think she doesn’t understand? It’s clear any ideals she had about animal treatment were out the window the moment this dog appeared to be the “devil.” And if she can mistake a dog for the “devil,” there are some more serious questions that need to be asked other than her capability of caring for another living thing. What you have proposed here wouldn’t even be logical for Michael Vick and he _knows_ the difference between ‘right’ and ‘wrong.’

  17. Out, damned Spot! Out, I say!

  18. Out, damned Spot! Out, I say!

  19. Anonymous | Jan 26, 2011 at 12:38 am |

    Yeah, the bible only details the torture and sacrifice of goats and cows.

  20. My homeboys younger pitbul did this once. I mean the older leather-backed ones I can understand.

    btw, you guys are terribly blasphemous. All of ya

  21. My homeboys younger pitbul did this once. I mean the older leather-backed ones I can understand.

    btw, you guys are terribly blasphemous. All of ya

  22. emperorreagan | Jan 26, 2011 at 1:36 am |

    Maybe if she had been reading her bible instead of diddling herself to internet pornography, the dog wouldn’t have been able to snap it up.

  23. emperorreagan | Jan 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm |

    Maybe if she had been reading her bible instead of diddling herself to internet pornography, the dog wouldn’t have been able to snap it up.

  24. …and remember folks…because they’re crazy, the only thing keeping them from doing that to humans is you…keep a boot on their neck at all times…X-ians are way crazier than pitbulls.

  25. …and remember folks…because they’re crazy, the only thing keeping them from doing that to humans is you…keep a boot on their neck at all times…X-ians are way crazier than pitbulls.

    • by the look of her, i’d say she’s been chewing a brick – never mind the bible…

      • justagirl | Jan 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm |

        apparently, bibles are made out of bricks. contrarily, you could say the dog was eating crap.

  26. David Frost | Jan 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm |

    This is just ignorance. A 65 year old lady should know to put stuff on shelves and possibly even keep valuable stuff in a closed room. Everyone should know this, and that animals can’t be expected to know better on a lot of things.

    I think the fact that it is a Bible doesn’t matter, someone like this would have done the same if the dog chewed up a photo album, or Christmas cards, etc.

  27. David Frost | Jan 26, 2011 at 9:04 am |

    This is just ignorance. A 65 year old lady should know to put stuff on shelves and possibly even keep valuable stuff in a closed room. Everyone should know this, and that animals can’t be expected to know better on a lot of things.

    I think the fact that it is a Bible doesn’t matter, someone like this would have done the same if the dog chewed up a photo album, or Christmas cards, etc.

  28. David Frost | Jan 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm |

    Animal sacrifice is only in the Old Testament Judaic Law. In the New Testament, which separates Christianity from both Judaism and Islam, animal sacrifice lacks meaning.

  29. David Frost | Jan 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm |

    Animal sacrifice is only in the Old Testament Judaic Law. In the New Testament, which separates Christianity from both Judaism and Islam, animal sacrifice lacks meaning.

  30. Eclipse4773 | Jan 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm |

    Cheap trick. She could have just gone a bought a new bible. It’s a dog. What does she think it’s gonna do?

  31. Eclipse4773 | Jan 26, 2011 at 10:31 am |

    Cheap trick. She could have just gone a bought a new bible. It’s a dog. What does she think it’s gonna do?

  32. Primatona | Jan 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm |

    It is people like this that make hope that there *IS* a hell for horrible people to go to.

  33. Primatona | Jan 26, 2011 at 12:01 pm |

    It is people like this that make hope that there *IS* a hell for horrible people to go to.

  34. Alexx Kennedy | Jan 26, 2011 at 4:03 pm |

    i hope someone would strangle and burn her.

  35. Alexx Kennedy | Jan 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm |

    i hope someone would strangle and burn her.

  36. Hadrian999 | Jan 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm |

    yeah they moved on to human sacrifice for christianity

  37. by the look of her, i’d say she’s been chewing a brick – never mind the bible…

  38. justagirl | Jan 26, 2011 at 9:22 pm |

    apparently, bibles are made out of bricks. contrarily, you could say the dog was eating crap.

  39. Ugh… I don’t know what kind of conclusion we can even reach out of this story other than the hopes of this lady getting a proper mental evaluation. It’s unfortunate a dog had to die as a result. This story is simply morbid.

  40. Ugh… I don’t know what kind of conclusion we can even reach out of this story other than the hopes of this lady getting a proper mental evaluation. It’s unfortunate a dog had to die as a result. This story is simply morbid.

  41. P.S. “Thou shall not kill” Unless one “disagrees” with your faith. ;]

  42. This woman is 65 years old, nuts, and probably should never come near another animal again. It has nothing to do with her needing to be trained on caring for an animal. You feed and water it and allow it a place to sh*t. What is it about animal torture do you think she doesn’t understand? It’s clear any ideals she had about animal treatment were out the window the moment this dog appeared to be the “devil.” And if she can mistake a dog for the “devil,” there are some more serious questions that need to be asked other than her capability of caring for another living thing. What you have proposed here wouldn’t even be logical for Michael Vick and he _knows_ the difference between ‘right’ and ‘wrong.’

  43. I wonder what she would have done if it had been a 1 year old child that had ripped up the bible or chewed it?

  44. I wonder what she would have done if it had been a 1 year old child that had ripped up the bible or chewed it?

  45. David Frost | Jan 27, 2011 at 3:02 am |

    No, thats atheist psychobabble, there was one sacrifice of Christ (and not by early Christians) and then that was it.

  46. BurnHerToo | Jan 27, 2011 at 4:03 am |

    She should be hung and BURNED!!!! After all, isn’t that what they did to witches about 400 years ago? What an ignorant, stupid, fundamental FOOL!

  47. BurnHerToo | Jan 27, 2011 at 12:03 am |

    She should be hung and BURNED!!!! After all, isn’t that what they did to witches about 400 years ago? What an ignorant, stupid, fundamental FOOL!

  48. Anonymous | Jan 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm |

    Yeah they just nailed a guy to a plank of wood and called it a day. You should read that bible one day, there’s all sorts of violent bits. what about John the Baptiste’s head?
    Perhaps we should be thankful you haven’t tho:
    Luke 19:26 “He replied, ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away. 27.But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me.”

  49. Kwheelscc | Jan 27, 2011 at 5:11 pm |

    Wouldn’t want her to be my baby sit my kids (if i had any)

  50. have you read the Bible?

    In that passage, Jesus is speaking of a perable to Zacchaeus the tax collecter. That verse isn’t his “instructions”.

    come on…

  51. we are only human

  52. David Frost | Jan 28, 2011 at 1:52 am |

    Early Christians didn’t crucify Christ or take John the Baptist’s head.

    Christ was crucified because he offended the Judaic clergy at that time by calling himself the son of God, performing miracles and upsetting tradition. So they brought him before Roman authorities, who were actually somewhat hesitant about it at first, but carried it through pretty brutally.

    Here I copied and pasted this from wikipedia

    “The biblical account portrays the beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Herod Antipas.[1] According to the Synoptic Gospels, Herod had imprisoned John because he reproved Herod for divorcing his wife (Phasaelis), and unlawfully taking his brother Herod Philip I’st wife, Herodias. On Herod’s birthday, Herodias’ daughter (traditionally named Salome) danced before the king and his guests. Her dancing pleased Herod so much that in his drunkenness he promised to give her anything she desired, up to half of his kingdom. When the daughter asked her mother what she should request, she was told to ask for the head of John the Baptist on a platter. Although Herod was appalled by the request, he reluctantly agreed and had John executed in the prison.”

    Herod was a Roman ruler of that region BTW

  53. Meghanwhite61 | Jan 28, 2011 at 6:06 am |

    i TOTALLY agree with you 100%

  54. Meghanwhite61 | Jan 28, 2011 at 6:07 am |

    AGREED

  55. Meghanwhite61 | Jan 28, 2011 at 6:09 am |

    is that supposed to be funny? just wondering

  56. Meghanwhite61 | Jan 28, 2011 at 6:10 am |

    FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. Meghanwhite61 | Jan 28, 2011 at 6:12 am |

    Made me cry…stupid fucking ugly ass crazy bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. Meghanwhite61 | Jan 28, 2011 at 2:12 am |

    Made me cry…stupid fucking ugly ass crazy bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. Bud Bundy | Jan 28, 2011 at 10:11 am |

    Even an Atheist knows to keep a holy book on a table or shelf. Just because I am not of their faith does not mean I should disrespect their book, and this woman couldn’t even respect her own book, let alone understand a damn dog doesn’t know any better.

  60. Bud Bundy | Jan 28, 2011 at 6:11 am |

    Even an Atheist knows to keep a holy book on a table or shelf. Just because I am not of their faith does not mean I should disrespect their book, and this woman couldn’t even respect her own book, let alone understand a damn dog doesn’t know any better.

  61. My cat chewed the hell out of my Ralph Nader reader. She must be a plant from FOX News! I will waste no time before stuffing her into a sack and tossing her into the Ohio River.

    (note: I am not serious.)

  62. My cat chewed the hell out of my Ralph Nader reader. She must be a plant from FOX News! I will waste no time before stuffing her into a sack and tossing her into the Ohio River.

    (note: I am not serious.)

  63. What a crazy bitch.
    I hope she never raised any children.

  64. What a crazy bitch.
    I hope she never raised any children.

  65. TankedLoki | Jan 31, 2011 at 4:38 am |

    she should have her tongue ripped out and eyes sewn shut

  66. TankedLoki | Jan 31, 2011 at 12:38 am |

    she should have her tongue ripped out and eyes sewn shut

  67. Davy; Christ was executed because he was a radical messiah that rampaged through the streets and overturning and disrupting buisness. The rest as well as this Herod said this and she said is all here say. Require reporter that interviewed the people that witnessed this exchange of words in a palace where privacy was paramont to Herod. He was not appreciated by some. You just throw opinions about, like a Fox, as though its a given fact.

  68. rub her nose in it!

  69. rub her nose in it!

  70. Welcome to the deep South.

  71. Welcome to the deep South.

  72. She needs to be beaten through the street, naked and then put on public display in the stocks where kids can bombard her with rotten fruit and eggs and where dogs can piss on her.

  73. She needs to be beaten through the street, naked and then put on public display in the stocks where kids can bombard her with rotten fruit and eggs and where dogs can piss on her.

  74. yeah really..
     

  75. Even dogs know the bible is irrelevant.

  76. Even dogs know the bible is irrelevant.

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