Court records say Ashley Nicole Richards and Brent Wayne Justice used a cleaver to slash a puppy’s neck, cut off its tail and slice its leg. (Credit: Provided)
A Houston man and woman first arrested over the summer now face additional tougher federal charges.
NEWS 92 FM’s Mike Barajas reports the pair is accused of videotaping small animals being tortured and killed to satisfy other people’s sexual fetishes:
22-year old Ashley Richards and 51-year old Brent Justice were first arrested back in August on state charges of making the so-called animal “crush videos.”
Harris County Assistant District Attorney Belinda Smith explained then that Richards combined violence with sexual undertones.
“She wore stiletto heels and she would stomp on the cat,” Smith said.