Teen stabbed and burned his dog to death because ‘God told’ him

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In Panama City Beach, a teen stabbed, slashed his dogs throat and burned its body on Thursday night because ‘God told’ him to, reported the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, after finding the burned German shepherd’s body in an empty lot.

According to the PanhandleNews, Matthew Wilkes, 18, from Sarasota County, has been charged with felony animal cruelty and tampering with evidence. A spokesperson stated a 911 call was made reporting a fire in an empty lot on North Lagoon Drive. The Bay County Fire Department responded and discovered the charred body of a dog.

Close examination of the German shepherd showed his neck had been slashed; a microchip identified the dog as belonging to Wilkes. When interviewed, Wilkes stated  ‘God told’ him to kill his three-year-old dog named Sampson.

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10 replies
  1. Gizmos Mommy says:

    I think some people are getting carried away with religious exemptions. I for one am getting fuckin sick of it. We can mutilate woman’s genitalia, kill animals, torture others and use the “my religious beliefs” defence and virtually get away with it. I’m sorry but this is wrong. This is wrong on so many levels. No cruelty should be allowed. I don’t give a rat’s ass what the fuckin so-called religion is especially if it’s referred to as the religion of peace which is, IMHO, the worst offender.

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    And what made this “teen” hear God tell him this? What drugs was he on at the time? 18 years old is no “teen” he is a grown man able to assume responsibility for what he did and I hope and pray he is treated as such. That poor loving dog, how scared and confused he must have been while his human who was supposed to love and care for him, did this to him! I hope he rots in Hell!

  3. Marianne says:

    I wonder…are there 2 gods? One evil god and one loving God who would never sacrifice or allow any animal to be harmed or eaten.

  4. pennysdachshunds says:

    This Putrid Scum needs to be TREATED AS AN ADULT ::: tested for substances in his system : :::: a search warrant served to search his room and vehicle ::::: and HIS ass in Jail with out a bond!!!! How HORRIFIC for the Dog that was his BEST FRIEND,COMPANION, and would have given his own life to PROTECT have His own life TAKEN by his MASTER for a BULLSHIT REASON LIKE THIS!!!!!

  5. Bunny Peters says:

    The horrific situation leaves me speechless……. Pure Evil.

    Stating this useless POS “heard voices telling him to do this cruel action” explains the disgusting and cruel behavior but does NOT excuse it!!! Please lock this fucking POS up and lose the keys…… really a waste of resources to keep him alive…… execution would be great!!!!! He will burn in Hell forever for his cruelty. Would love to see him get there soon……. Hope he suffers terror and horrible pain every single remaining day and night of his useless existence….. Just can’t “fix” this useless POS……..

    The terror and pain that this furbaby suffered makes me cry…… Precious treasure, your life was stolen from you (& your life mattered). I am absolutely heartbroken for your trauma & death.

    Please look for MacKitty in Heaven and he will welcome you into his snuggle buddies group. You can RIP amongst his loving friends……..


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