Man accused of stabbing and torturing ‘Ollie’ sank into mental illness

In Hollywood, Florida, the 31-year-old man accused of stabbing “Ollie” the dog multiple times and then stuffing his dying body into a suitcase is said to be suffering from mental illness.

According to the attorney of Brendan Evans, the accused has sought treatment for his mental illness nearly a dozen times in hospitals both in Florida and Virginia. The Sun Sentinel looked back at Evans’ childhood days in Virginia where he is said to have loved the family dog and three cats. He had been described as a gifted student, athletic and coming from an affluent family. Still who knew he would become an alleged abuser of animals in the most horrific ways?

Evans is accused of having tortured a young pit bull named Ollie and has been charged with 17 counts of aggravated animal cruelty – one charge for each deep stab wound and one charge for stuffing the defenseless dog in a suitcase and abandoning him behind a building in the rear of an alley. Ollie was discovered on October 10, behind an abandoned home on Lee Street – not far from where Evans lived. The dog had been stuffed into a blue hard covered suitcase – only his paw stuck out, but his heartbreaking cries of fright and pain were heard by a couple who noticed the suitcase lying in the alley while walking by. Although veterinarians had hoped the dog would survive, Ollie died two days later. His story sparked outrage across the country. A search for the heartless culprit was immediately launched by detectives with the Hollywood police.

Evans remains in custody at the Broward County Jail. When police searched his home, they found mutilated animal parts stored in the freezer, knives covered with blood and bizarre references to demons including the following:

“Make the entire pit bull investigation go away. Return all curses placed on Brendan to their sender. Give Brendan peace of mind.”

Evans’ attorney, Sarah Anne Mourer stated her client started showing symptoms of mental illness in his 20s, but no one suspected his illness was this severe. Tragically, Ollie suffered the consequences of this abhorrent cruelty.

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19 replies
  1. susan froman says:

    Who cares about his past!!!
    There are many people in the world that have the same issues.
    They don’t torture and kill animals!!!
    Only this POS can be held responsible for what he did not his issues.

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    • Bunny Peters says:

      I agree with you. Who cares about his past. His victims are still maimed or dead….. they still suffered horribly…… NO “pass”…… Lock him up and lose the keys……

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  2. Debbie says:

    This man must be punished for what he did to Ollie…..of course they are going to say he is mentally sick. Isn’t that always the excuse when someone does something as horrific as what this guy did to Ollie……This man cannot be fixed. He needs to be put away forever…..Ollies death can not go unpunished. Ollie matters…….

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  3. susispot says:

    So the “system” failed this sick, warped individual? No one suspected he was so sick? No one was missing animals around this neighborhood? I bet someone knew and turned a blind eye. RIP Ollie. You were robbed of your natural life. To those that knew and did nothing…you will have to answer one day.

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  4. Darla says:

    Screw this asshole, if he’s trying to claim mental illness then put his ass in the worst mental hospital in the US so he can see and deal with people who are really sick. If you don’t stop him now when he becomes a serial killer all the blood will be on the ignorant lawyers and judges hands for letting an asshole free. Ollie deserves justice for the torture this sick did to him. Would he walk away if it was a person, I don’t think so.

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    • Darlene Wilson says:

      Folks please remember, even IF he goes to a mental hospital he can be released at ANY TIME IF HIS PSYCHITRIST SAYS HE IS BETTER AND ABLE TO LIVE ON HIS OWN OR A GROUP HOME then HE GETS A GET OUT OF JAIL MENTAL HOSPITAL FREE! His punishment is over! Ollie is owed more! Every animal being, child, woman, and man is owed more! Too much info out there, research which substanciates he is not fixable and will Maime and kill again. Jail….real jail for life!

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  5. Helen says:

    He’s a danger to society and should be locked up forever. If it was up to me, I would give Ollie his justice and save taxpayers’ money, by putting a bullet in this low life’s head and call it a day.

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  6. Theress says:

    I don’t give a shit he says he has mental illness he’s a fucking worthless piece of shit he should fucking die he should have both of his fucking arm is cut off

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  7. Cynthia Como says:

    I have always had immense empathy and sympathy of those inflicted with mental illness BUT NOT IN THIS CASE!!! I loathe this evil monster and want him SEVERLY punished! If his family is affluent than they could of saw to it he was treated in the very best hospitals by the very best doctors……I feel this is just an excuse! I will continue to pray,and pray hard,that this vile POS is held accountable and punished! HE IS A VERY,VERY,VERY DANGEROUS MENANCE TO SOCIETY AND NEEDS TO BE KEPT OUT OF SOCIETY! HE KNOWS RIGHT FROM WRONG IMO AND THAT MAKES HE MENTAL ILLNESS CLAIM NULL AND VOID!!! I hope he rots in a prison cell for a long,long time! EVIL VILE POS

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  8. Adrienne says:

    Blah, blah, blah. The system failed him? He has this mental illness that supposedly no one saw or thought it was worth taking care of when he was younger and possibly it might have made a difference in him? Being mentally ill does not mean you will torture,abuse and do all that he did to Ollie. He must pay for his crime and be in a jail or mental institution and never by released.

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  9. PAMELA D says:

    MENTAL BASTARDS LIKE THIS SHOULDN’T GET HELP. HE NEEDS TO BE STABBED AND STUFFED IN A SUITCASE TILL HE SUFFOCATES. THE POOR DOG DIES TWO DAYS LATER AND THIS SHIT ISN’T MURDER. THIS POS KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS DOING AT THE TIME. SICK AND TIRED OF PLEADING INSANITY. LET US ANIMAL LOVERS AT THIS USELESS MOTHERF&^KER FOR A FEW MINUTES AND THEN HE CAN SUFFER SLOWLY TILL DEATH IS WHAT THIS SCUMBAG NEEDS.

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  10. PAMELA D says:

    THIS PUNK ASS POS IS A DAD? MAYBE SOMEBODY WILL DO THE SAME SHIT TO HIM AND HIS KIDS AND HE WILL KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE. BIG DEAL $10,000 FINE AND 5 YEARS IN PRISON FOR THE SUFFERING OF THIS ANIMAL. LET US AT THIS COWARD PUNK AND SHOW HIM WHAT IT’S ABOUT HURTING ANIMALS. OLIE SUFFERED TOO MUCH FROM THIS SORRY SUBHUMAN AND NEEDS TO ROT WITH CANCER.

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  11. Joy W says:

    That’s a defense manuver, a lawyer move, to get him out of a lengthy prison sentence. Not this time, buddy. Not this time. If you aren’t sentenced to the worse prison, ie Angola, or another, even worse place, the blood spilt by you is on your lawyer, the judge, jury and whoever else has pity on your soul-less body. Make no mistake, all you authorities involved in this person’s case, THIS MAN WILL KILL AGAIN. Lock him away forever.

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  12. O Olon says:

    BE is a monster who horrifically abused,tortured and murdered a innocent dog and we the public demand, yes demand he is severely punished.
    RIP POOR OLLIE AND WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR YOUR HORRIFICALLY PAINFUL AND SADISTIC DEATH BY BE. I HOPE YOUR ARE RUNNING FREE AND FAST OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGE WHERE YOU ARE HAPPY AND PAIN FREE.

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