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Adrienne Martin, Arrested for Torching Dog to Death, Brags on Facebook: "I'm On Killa Mode"

brownie-dog.jpg
via strayrescue.org
Brownie's paw after he was torched.
Update below with charges: The St. Louis woman who animal rescuers and police believe torched Brownie the dog to death has been arrested and is expected to face felony charges. And public comments discussing the violent act on her Facebook page will likely help bolster the prosecution's case.

A day before the dog was rescued, barely clinging to life, the woman, Adrienne Martin, wrote on Facebook, "I'm on killa mode .....#killdogs.com.....today." The following day, she wrote, "#alldogsdontgoheaven.com," and a few days later, apparently referencing news reports on the dog's death, wrote, "#‎laughingeveryday‬."

"That combination of arrogance and evilness is a volatile combination," Randy Grim, founder of the Stray Rescue of St. Louis, tells Daily RFT. "We're all safer with her behind bars."

See also:
- Brownie The Dog Clinging to Life After Suspect Badly Burns Chained Up Animal
- Our Little Girl: Dog Found Starved in North St. Louis Now Living Sweet Life
- Man Accused of Dragging Puppy "Like It's a Stuffed Animal" Says Vet Told Him To

As we reported earlier this month, the dog, whom rescuers named Brownie before he died, was found torched all over his body. Stray Rescue, which tried to save the very badly injured animal, said the dog had been tied up outside and that a suspect had poured accelerant on him before setting him on fire.

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via Facebook
One of Adrienne Martin's public Facebook profile picture.

The short police report at the time said that the owner had discovered her abused dog and called police.

Now officials have arrested Adrienne Martin, according to Stray Rescue. As of this writing, she has not yet been formally charged, a St. Louis metro police spokeswoman tells Daily RFT. She confirms that an arrest was made.

Grim tells us that he believes the dog's owner was Martin's sister-in-law. (*See update below).

Here are screenshots of the Facebook posts Stray Rescue references in its announcement.

From July 9 and July 10 (when police were called):

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via Facebook

From July 14:

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via Facebook

Grim says the woman will likely face felony animal-abuse charges.

"Going into this, I knew this was a felony case," says Grim, who works with the St. Louis' Mayor Slay Animal Cruelty Task Force and has pushed for stricter animal-abuse laws. "There was no way around that."

Grim deals regularly with horrible abuse cases, but says, "I think it's one of the most inhumane, cruel acts I've ever heard of."

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via strayrescue.org

He continues, "I try to think what Brownie went through...and how much suffering he went through.... This is seared into my brain...because of the sadness of it all."

He says he is glad that law enforcement was able to make a swift arrest. "I'm really impressed with our task force, I really am."

Grim notes that readers can donate to the group's Stracks Fund, which is used as an emergency medical fund for these kinds of cases.

Update, 4:20 p.m.: The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office has filed formal charges against Martin of felony animal abuse and felony "knowingly burning."

Martin, according to the probable cause statement, on view below, told police that her sister owned the dog. She told cops that the day before the incident, the dog bit her son, forcing him to go to the hospital.

The charges say that Martin initially denied responsibility, but eventually admitted that she was responsible for the fire.

The statement also says that a witness observed the act and saw her with another man, who was holding the gas can.

Martin has a criminal history that includes a previous charge of endangering the welfare of a child, in which she was sentenced to a year of probation. Here's the full statement.

Adrienne Martin

Update, Friday, July 26, 10:20 a.m.: Police have just released Martin's mugshot:

adrienne-martin-mugshot.jpg

Continue for the full announcement from Stray Rescue and more photos of Brownie, which WARNING are graphic and may be upsetting.

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241 comments
easterngate777
easterngate777

Take her kids away     NOW    ill look into it  sick bitch

easterngate777
easterngate777

I hate you stupid bitch     wher the hell are NOW  

kttyshade
kttyshade

HEY C#%nt! COME LOOK ME UP WHEN YOUR 4 YEARS ARE UP... I GOT SOMETHING  FOR YOU.

DocAce
DocAce

Besides being an UGLY piece of human TRASH she is a sick abusive slag. Take away her kids if she has any and take away her freedom for the MAX of 4 years WITH thousands in fines.. RUIN HER. That poor dog must have screamed :(

Or just execute her.. Done

Leslee Brown
Leslee Brown

It makes me sick to hear this broad's mother on the news saying her daughter didn't do it. I hope this bitch gets the absolute maximum sentence. Piece of shit and that's an insult to shit. RIP Brownie you deserved so much better

Blake Harris
Blake Harris

Sad story but you can't murder a dog, murder is something people do to each other. Just like a dog can't murder a person..

Robin Gray
Robin Gray

She shouldn't be allowed to keep her kids. What happens when she gets mad at one of them?

Katie Markert
Katie Markert

On "killa mode"? hahahahaha....wow. That just makes me want to smash her face into a concrete wall repeatedly while spraying her with acid. RIP sweet puppy.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

but ya...a guy wearing an obama mask sparks "outrage".

Angi-la Red Cloud
Angi-la Red Cloud

still breaks my heart every time i think about it. we can't be there tonite, but there will definitely be a candle lit in our house this evening for sweet brownie

Anthony Gutierrez
Anthony Gutierrez

She is a worthless human being, who deserves everything coming her way and more. I will never understand how anyone could ever hurt a defenseless animal.

Chris Hesley
Chris Hesley

Anyone that hurts or kills a dog and brags about it is a worthless piece of shit! An eye for an eye, kill her

Alex Carlson
Alex Carlson

We need to set precedent that this shit won't fly in St. Louis. Throw the book at these "people."

Jackie McGarry
Jackie McGarry

There IS a hell, and it was made for these people.

Jackie McGarry
Jackie McGarry

Thank you to those who are there for your love and compassion. I would be there if I lived in STL. So tired of hearing things like this.

Michael Mahler
Michael Mahler

Old news. She's a piece of work and deserves the same fate.

ignorantfucks
ignorantfucks

#bitchgoingjailnow .... laughing my ass off. 

wanda_al
wanda_al

Take this bitch shit out of normal society. she is a fxxking criminal and she should be  imprisoned for life. If you let this criminal roam free she will kill again and it won't be long for her next victim will be a human and thats guranteed- this scum bag is a dangerous mad criminal. TAKE HER OUT . Brownie deserves justice from the right minded good people. Please help brownie rest in peace at least now by throwing this dog shit criminal in jail preferably forever.

Jerepa
Jerepa

I hope this stupid, ugly bitch gets what her skanky ass deserves!! Burn in Hell you smug whore. Justice 4 Brownie!!

Phil Van Geison
Phil Van Geison

Torch this bitch from the feet up. to torture animals is a short step to killin humans, it is one of the traits of serial killers.

megarock
megarock

I hope she's on KILLA MODE behind them bars where she ain't so damn tough. I hope someone tosses crap on her and flicks their Bic.

Christ Curt Hrastich
Christ Curt Hrastich

Well, I hope that cunt gets punched in her cunt and then cries like a cunt and then a dog magically lights her cunt on fire until her cunt melts off.

Janet Utley
Janet Utley

Her hearing is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 26 at 9 am at the Carnahan Courthouse 1114 Market St. Division 25 Judge Thom. Clark. Wouldn't it be great if a whole bunch of animal abuser haters showed up?

Dottie Scagliola
Dottie Scagliola

There are some mean people in this world... And then there is this person.... You don't even deserve the love if a pet or child!!!

Kriston Mahr
Kriston Mahr

Representing dirty white females with failed bleach blond matted curd hair.

Rocky Bridges Chura
Rocky Bridges Chura

She is seriously a sick human being....what will she take her aggression out on next?? Put her ass away!

Kristy Cognac Creighton
Kristy Cognac Creighton

May she enjoy all the worst of what underregulated and underfunded prisons have to offer. For years and years and years.

Steve Petersen
Steve Petersen

Yeah, Irene Bosnjak, I heard about it thru StrayRescue :(

Brian Cunningham
Brian Cunningham

She is just a sad excuse for a human life and to think she will get a fine and maybe some time but the poor dog lost the life. She will go on and never care about it again after thing`s blow over. She needs a stronger punishment for what she has done.

Chris Mathews
Chris Mathews

She is a very poor example of the human race.

John Null
John Null

I was just gonna say the same thing you two did...Yes, execute her.

Erin Jacquot
Erin Jacquot

Ignorant bitch. Come on over to my house and Ill give you a little taste of your own medicine. Worthless piece of shit.

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