Natasha Brown was reportedly "full of alcohol and full of drugs" when she heartlessly picked up her pet Yorkshire terrier, punched it four times causing a brain bleed and eventual death.
A woman who ruthlessly punched her dog to death because her ex-girlfriend declined her advances has been given a rather small sentence. 25-year-old Natasha Brown, of Stanley, County Durham was reportedly "full of alcohol and full of drugs" when she heartlessly picked up her pet Yorkshire terrier and fatally punched it in the head four times. The helpless dog was heard "screaming" during the attack and sadly went "limp and lifeless" after reports The Metro. Despite immediately rushing the animal to the veterinarian, it died after suffering a brain injury.
Apparently, Brown's violent rampage didn't stop there. According to reports, she bit her former girlfriend, whose identity was not disclosed in court, grabbed her by the throat and rammed her head against the wall. Furthermore, she threatened to break the unnamed woman's great uncle's property, according to Daily Mail. In her statement to the police, Brown said, "I punched the dog because I couldn't punch my ex - I'm sorry I didn't mean to hurt her."
Coming from a household where the dog is a soulmate who eats and sleeps better than the residents, offences like this totally appal me: https://t.co/lCTg0iiahH— Magistrates' Blog (@MagistratesBlog) 11 November 2019
At the hearing at the South Tyneside Magistrates' Court, it was revealed that the 25-year-old, accompanied by her pet dog, went over to her former partner's house to discuss the return of some items. The heartbreaking incident took place in the house of the woman's great uncle, where she was staying at the time. Oriana Frame, the prosecutor explained that everything was fine until Brown consumed lager and a bottle of wine. Under the influence of alcohol, she attempted to kiss and cuddle with her ex, who declined her advance and instructed her to leave immediately. Things escalated quickly and Brown became aggressive.
Just disgusting! Seriously shit punishment, obviously should be banned for life from owning any animal ever again! Kills her dog & gets away with it! https://t.co/4I5hLhXLxT— 𝗠𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗗𝗢𝗚𝗦 𝗨𝗞 🇬🇧 (@FINDMISSINGDOGS) 11 November 2019
According to Brown's former partner's statement, they were trying to calm Natasha down in the living room. Meanwhile, the great uncle attempted to alert the authorities and Brown threatened to smash the phone if he called the police. "Her dog was sitting on the sofa, she picked up her dog and punched it four times to the head with force. It was screaming. It went limp and lifeless," said Mrs. Frame addressing the court. "I was trying to comfort the dog and (my great uncle) was telling her to get out and she clenched her fist and told said 'shut up or I will hit you as well'. Natasha pushed him in the chest causing him to fall back," continued the statement.
Thankfully, the 82-year-old managed to call the police and they arrived on the scene the dog appeared to be shaking uncontrollably and having a fit. After being taken to the vets, it was revealed that the dog was suffering from a brain bleed and succumbed. In a statement, the great uncle explained that he couldn't stop Brown during the tragic incident that unraveled on October 1, as he was scared of what she would do to him. According to reports, Brown has been weeping throughout the court hearing and was heard apologizing several times.
"I hate myself more than anybody else could," said Brown. The defendant, Angus Westgarth said, "I have no doubts at all that there is very, very deep regret. She is still torturing herself about what she did." Furthermore, he informed that Brown has been taking medications for her mental health issues and on that particular day she clearly snapped after consuming a cocktail of medication and alcohol. Finally, Brown admitted to two charges of assault and one count of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. She was sentenced to 24 weeks in jail and suspended for 24 months. A two-year restraining order was also handed to her. Brown was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £122 victim surcharge.