An Alabama woman is facing animal cruelty charges after police officials learned that she killed her husband’s eight-month-old pet Chihuahua, and used its blood to fake a miscarriage, according to KTLA. When Johnny Parker first learned that he and his 43-year-old wife, Anita Parker, were expecting a baby boy seven months ago, he was ecstatic.
However, it soon turned tragic when he received a call from Anita, complaining of stomach cramps and that she was going to call for emergencies. Johnny rushed to the home they shared, where he discovered a significant amount of blood on his wife as well as their bed. That’s when Anita told him that she had a miscarriage and flushed their newborn baby boy down the toilet.
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When paramedics arrived, she was rushed to a local hospital where doctors made a shocking discovery — Anita was never pregnant. She had been faking her pregnancy for seven months.
Johnny stated that his wife told him seven months ago that she was pregnant with his child. He said, “I guess she pushed her belly out all the time because she looked like she was. And she sends me pictures of the ultrasounds.”
However, to confirmed that Anita was never pregnant, doctors requested a blood test, but it was reported that she immediately left the emergency room with a relative before it could be done.
When Johnny returned home, he realized his eight-month-old Chihuahua was missing, so when he went in search of his dog, he made a grim discovery. The Alabama man found his dog dead in the trash can, according to WTVM.
Apparently, the dog had been gutted open, but what was even more shocking was that his wife confessed to killing his dog to use its blood to fake a miscarriage.
“I got home and was looking for my Chihuahua man, and found it in the garbage. The crazy woman had gutted the dog and used the blood all over my bed and stuff like she had a miscarriage. “
“Told them she flushed the seven-month-old baby down the toilet, no way,” he continued through tears.
“You can’t have a heart and do something like that, no way… She’s cold-hearted, man. She didn’t have to kill the dog like that. It hurts like crap, man, about my dog. I loved that dog, man.”
It was later discovered that the Alabama woman faked her pregnancy so that her husband could move back in with her, which he did after learning the pair was supposedly expecting a baby boy.
Although Anita never allowed her husband to go with her to doctor’s appointments to check on their unborn baby, he was never suspicious of his wife faking her pregnancy and a miscarriage.
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Gene Mitchell, who is with the Lawrence County Sheriff, stated that “I’ve been around a long time. I’ve never seen anything just this way. We’ve had some weird cases over the years, but this is just the top of the line as far as weird.”
“I just couldn’t believe what I was hearing,” he continued. “All I could think about was it had to take some kind of cold-blooded person to do something like that. You just don’t kill the family pet.”
“How do you sit there, take a knife and kill a helpless dog, a family pet, a house dog. The dog was no more than a year old, if that much. This is just unheard of. If someone will do this to an animal, what’s to stop them from doing it to a human?”
Anita Parker was later arrested on first-degree animal cruelty charges and is currently being held at the Lawrence County Detention Center with a $7,000 bond.
[Image via Lawrence County Sheriff]