Two 18-year-old teens have been charged with animal cruelty after a video circulated on Facebook allegedly showed the two beating a neighbor’s turkey to death with an ax handle. Drew Brown, from Hanoverton, Ohio appeared in court on Friday for a video arraignment from the county jail. Karissa Piszczek was issued a summons to appear in court on May 8.
According to WfmjNews, the video showed the turkey being repeatedly struck on the head; a female voice can be heard saying, “Hit it Drew.” After the defenseless bird had been hit at least 18 times, the teen is shown holding the turkey by its legs as if it was his trophy.
Witnesses state it was Piszczek who videoed the torture of the bird. Both defendants are students at United Local School.
(Photo of turkey held up as trophy screenshot via video)
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