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Friday, Feb 3, 2006County: Johnston
Charges: Felony CTA
Alleged: Deniscia R. Gilliam
An 18-year-old girl was indicted on felony charges March 14 by a Johnston County grand jury for hanging her mother's dog from a tree limb. Deniscia R. Gilliam, 18, of Lee Street, Benson was indicted on animal cruelty charges.
Police Detective Randy Beasley said Gilliam was caught by her mother skipping school on February 3. After scolding her daughter, the girl became angered, took her mothers Pomeranian and hung it with a chain over a pecan tree in their yard. The mother discovered the dead animal when she returned from an errand and called police.
"The crime was very violent," Detective Beasley said. "For someone to get angry for being scolded for skipping school and to do this to a dog, they would do this to a human." Gilliam is a student at South Johnston High School.
- 1270 WMPM - March 2006
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