In a horrific act of animal cruelty in Marietta, Georgia, two teens have been charged with killing a mother opossum and her four babies using a baseball bat and chemicals.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Rocquavious Williams, 19, and an unnamed 16-year-old male were arrested Wednesday after posting a Snapchat video of them killing the opossum at one of the teen’s home in Kennesaw. Another student turned the video over to authorities, and a warrant was issued.
The teens, both students at North Cobb High School, are alleged to have repeatedly hit the possum with the baseball bat and then poured a mixture of bleach and ammonia over the four joeys [baby possums] that had been pulled off their mother and trapped in a box. The torture of the animals was said to have taken place in early April. Police have called this one of the most disturbing cases they have seen.
Both teens face five counts of aggravated animal cruelty. Williams has also been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Williams’ bail was set at $22,200; he bonded out the day after his arrest.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call 770.590.5638.
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