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Adrienne Martin, Accused Dog Killer, in Court: Family Intimidating, Harassing Stray Rescue?

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Adrienne Martin.
In court yesterday, there was a victory for the animal rescuers who want justice for Brownie, the dog who was torched to death in north St. Louis. Adrienne Martin, the woman accused of setting her chained-up sister's dog on fire -- and bragging about it on Facebook -- will not have her $50,000 bond reduced, a judge ruled. That means she will remain behind bars as she awaits a trial in the animal abuse case.

But Randy Grim, founder of the Stray Rescue of St. Louis, which tried to save Brownie, could not celebrate for long in the courtroom. That's because family and other supporters of Martin, he says, were there to intimidate and cause a scene. And this is not the first time he has encountered them: He says they've made harassing calls, showed up in person to Stray Rescue and even caused a commotion at the vigil his group held for the slain dog.

"It can be a bit nerve-wracking," Grim tells Daily RFT. "I do hope that they stop."

See also:
- Brownie The Dog Clinging to Life After Suspect Badly Burns Chained Up Animal
- Adrienne Martin, Arrested for Torching Dog to Death, Brags Online: "I'm On Killa Mode"
- Man Accused of Dragging Puppy "Like It's a Stuffed Animal" Says Vet Told Him To

Daily RFT left a message for Martin's attorney and will update if we hear back. Martin is facing charges of felony animal abuse and "knowingly burning." The full probable-cause statement is below.

Grim says that he has no grudge against Martin's family and friends, and he simply wants the court process to move forward. Next, the case will go before a grand jury.

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via strayrescue.org

"I'm more worried about Stray Rescue staff and volunteers and witnesses for the case than I am for myself," he says, noting that some of Martin's supporters came to the vigil last week and ripped up programs and made a scene.

Grim, after testifying yesterday about this sort of intimidation in the courtroom, even left a side entrance to avoid any confrontation, he says.

"It's intimidation and bullying," he says. "It's not helping their case at all.... I hope that her attorney tells them to simmer down."

Martin got a lot of attention last month when she allegedly torched the dog and posted incriminating Facebook updates with troubling messages like, "I'm on killa mode .....#killdogs.com.....today," and "#alldogsdontgoheaven.com."

Most recently, she was hoping to have her bond significantly reduced, but a judge denied that request -- which Grim says was the right thing to do.

"I was relieved," says Grim, noting that Martin has a past child-endangerment case on her record and should not be released at this time. "Because the family is doing this type of harassment, I told the court my fear is if she got out, it would escalate."

"Bragging about it on Facebook," he continues, "there's no remorse. If you look at all the different factors in this case, a bond reduction to me would've seen insane."

Grim says that, aside from interruptions from Martin supporters, the vigil last week was very powerful.

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via Stray Rescue / Facebook
Brownie's vigil last week.

"It was actually a really cool and beautiful thing," he says. "It was just neat to see the community come together like they did."

He says that the horrific allegations resonate with people beyond typical animal supporters.

"His case is unique...in terms of the way he was killed," he says. "You don't even have to be an animal lover to go, 'Dear God, that's sick.'"

Continue for some of Martin's incriminating Facebook posts, more (warning: graphic) photos of Brownie and the full probable-cause statement.


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Angels.For.Dogs
Angels.For.Dogs

Stray Rescue is responsible for helping thousands of dogs that would otherwise starve to death or die from exposure because the original owners were not fit to have pets. All of them, Randy and all of the volunteers are angels and have enhanced the lives of so many people. Anyone who says anything different is flat out lying or is a member of said families that are not fit to have pets.

YAiSAIDit
YAiSAIDit

What ever happened to the good 'ol days when you could just lynch a piece of crap like this. Now we have to spend our tax money on housing, clothing and feeding her.

patrick.dotson
patrick.dotson

Knowing who some people are in stray rescue makes me want to get a few dogs on set them fire. There are plenty in stray rescue that like to harass people unrelated to things like this, so burn the creatures they want to protect and save.

patrick.dotson
patrick.dotson

I know a few members of grims group that harrass people for silly things in the past, so unless he vets a few of his own members he should not be all that surprised.

Mary Lynn Blankenship Beshara
Mary Lynn Blankenship Beshara

Oh, Just let me in her cell for a few minutes. I just want to talk to her. She will never hurt another living thing. I promise.

Laurie Kuntz Scheetz Hunter
Laurie Kuntz Scheetz Hunter

The devil, that is who has her soul, evil acts comes from evil thoughts and what she did was evil. Since you set this dog on fire you have to be filled with hate and evil...add a D to evil and it's spells DEVIL...Devil spelled backwards is LIVED and you will live in HELL since you desire to do evil and in HELL there is FIRE. You lived evil you will die by the devil for what you did to this poor dog.

David J. McCutcheon
David J. McCutcheon

Worst part is she'll get a slap on the wrist and do it again to a child.

Jolena Shatzer
Jolena Shatzer

In addition to this crime, she also has a child endangerment charge pending.... what a p.o.s. from a p.o.s. family apparently.

Rita Kiry Ryan
Rita Kiry Ryan

RFT- Quit giving this unproductive human being the attention she is so obviously seeking. She's dysfunctional in society. She's a bad mother and an animal abuser. She has done nothing worthwhile to contribute to mankind. Get her picture off your website and let her rot in prison where she belongs. NOBODY is going to miss her, including her "family."

Amy Farmer
Amy Farmer

I hope her life is ruined and she lives a miserable existence forever and ever.

Scott Plackemeier
Scott Plackemeier

I have an idea. Arrest the whole family and double the bond to 100 grand.

Jay Lowther
Jay Lowther

What this bitch did is beyond horrible, but a vigil for a dog?

Kenneth Lee M
Kenneth Lee M

how do you support a monster like this? How do you defend some inhuman actions? It's a shame that strays get euthanized and this POS still breaths

Fred Hohberger
Fred Hohberger

This woman needs to be tied up and drenched with gasoline and burned alive

Leslee Brown
Leslee Brown

I seriously hope that the prosecutors use this against her and they should be filiong charges against the thugs from her family for making threats

Andy Wright
Andy Wright

I wish Dexter would pay her & her filthy friends a visit :) What a useless bunch of humans.

David M. Britt
David M. Britt

Where are your supporters. I would be there. Wonder how she and her supporters would feel if they were covered in gas and I came out with a torch......

Jason Steele
Jason Steele

Does it really surprise anyone that the people she surrounds herself with are just as shitty as she is???

Andee Rose Shymama Gagliano
Andee Rose Shymama Gagliano

not really helping her case. good. (well, not good the rescue ppl are being harassed, but good that it is hurting her case)

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

What do you expect from a gang banging gold toofed piece of shit like this? They should just get a swat team to bonnie and clyde the whole fucking family while they sleep. Benefit the city and the gene pool while they are at it.

tonyroe69
tonyroe69

There family then are accomplices. They need to be tortured as well and see if it is ok to do this to "ANY" living being!!! Be glad to harass right back!!!

Philip Nations
Philip Nations

What this woman did was sad and wrong but some of these comments are BLATANTLY sociopathic. Find real news RFT

Max Schulze
Max Schulze

Oh really? So her family is filled with assholes too? That should shock no one.

max_in_missouri
max_in_missouri

So Adrienne Martin's family are giant pieces of shit too....why am I not surprised?

Jillian Ashley
Jillian Ashley

And she has child endangerment charges, too? These are the people we need off the streets. People who hurt the defenseless without remorse. I wish my tax dollars could put this woman in a cage and light her face on fire.

Benjamin A. Snow
Benjamin A. Snow

Yes, smart idea when you're laready in legal trouble. Harass the rescuers. Smart lady.

Leslee Brown
Leslee Brown

Martin's mother has been on the news stating her daughter is innocent and was framed. Give me frickin break. This bitch did it and now she's going to cry and boohoo to try and get out of it. Here's an idea. Auction off 15 minutes locked in a room with her and a baseball bat. Money raised goes to Stray Rescue and Martin gets what she deserves, although it'll never ever be enough

Don Austin
Don Austin

I have an idea - should we begin to intimidate THEM?

Chandler Wolf
Chandler Wolf

Why can't the courts just find her guilty, chain her up and light her on fire. See how she likes it. Our court system is flawed. It should be an eye for an eye, even with animals! Instead she'll most likely just be fined and barred from owning animals again, but there is no way to really enforce that. Maybe this judge will make an example out of this POS.

June Bugg
June Bugg

all of em "breakin bad", huh?

Christine Oldenburg
Christine Oldenburg

Also heard her neglect charge from a few years ago was from leaving children in a house that mysteriously caught fire.

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