Teens held in US after 'puppies beheaded'

Teens held in US after 'puppies beheaded'

Two US teenagers face cruelty charges after they were accused of beheading three puppies with a machete and posting video on social media.

A caller alerted police after seeing the video on Snapchat, said Alabama District Attorney Michael Jackson.

Mr Jackson said the Wilcox County Sheriff’s Department arrested 18-year-old Ashley Johnston and a 17-year-old who was not named because of his age. It was not immediately clear if Johnston had a lawyer.

Mr Jackson says both teenagers are students at Wilcox Academy.

Snapchat automatically deletes postings after they are viewed. Sheriff Ernest Evans say investigators have not seen the posting, but have spoken to others who did.

More in this Section

Boris Johnson says testing will ‘unlock the coronavirus puzzle’Boris Johnson says testing will ‘unlock the coronavirus puzzle’

Pakistani court overturns Briton’s conviction over murder of US journalistPakistani court overturns Briton’s conviction over murder of US journalist

New York virus toll doubles in 72 hours as global infections near a millionNew York virus toll doubles in 72 hours as global infections near a million

Coronavirus: Donald Trump says British ship passengers to be flown homeCoronavirus: Donald Trump says British ship passengers to be flown home


Lifestyle

Another great aspect of being able to roam around Phoenix Park is the abundance of wild garlic, which flourishes throughout the great expanse.The Currabinny Cooks: going wild with garlic

Dyed purple hair, fake tattoos ... Ophelia Lovibond certainly went against type for her latest role.Succes from Failure: Ophelia Lovibond certainly goes against type for latest role

Keeping plants like lupins and delphiniums happy now will pay off this summer, says Peter DowdallPeter Dowdall: Embark on a perennial quest

Three figures with roles in the Cork band’s trajectory tell Ellie O’Byrne about the legend-in-the-making that was sadly never to be.B-Side the Leeside: Nun Attax and the Knocknaheeny Shuffle

More From The Irish Examiner