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Virginia Woman Faces 50 Years Behind Bars For Decapitating Piglet
CBS Washington ^ | November 21, 2011 | CBS

Posted on 11/21/2011 5:02:25 PM PST by Robwin

Portsmouth woman faces up to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to beheading her boyfriend’s piglet.

According to court documents, Ashley Fowler, 22, was breaking up with the piglet’s owner Zach Sawyer and wanted to play a prank first.

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


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KEYWORDS: abortion; animalcruelty; pig; piglet
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Silly woman. She should have aborted his baby instead. Then she would be hailed as a hero.
1 posted on 11/21/2011 5:02:30 PM PST by Robwin
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To: Robwin

2 posted on 11/21/2011 5:03:18 PM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Robwin
50 years?? Cruel and unusual.

Make her buy him 2 piglets and give the little piggies an order of protection.

3 posted on 11/21/2011 5:04:18 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Robwin

Play a prank?

What kind of prank is killing an animal?


4 posted on 11/21/2011 5:05:25 PM PST by Jonty30
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To: Sacajaweau

Guess what’s for Thanksgiving dinner this year!


5 posted on 11/21/2011 5:05:43 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Robwin

FIFTY YEARS?! Fifty days maybe


6 posted on 11/21/2011 5:06:05 PM PST by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: Robwin
Silly woman. She should have aborted his baby instead.

She probably already did.

7 posted on 11/21/2011 5:06:11 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Robwin

Insane. 50 years of imprisonment for killing a PIG?


8 posted on 11/21/2011 5:06:12 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Robwin

Right, if she’d aborted a baby, she’s make $300 to $500. Decapitate a pig? 50 years. That makes sense, doesn’t it? May God have mercy on us!


9 posted on 11/21/2011 5:06:26 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Robwin

You are right. She could abort a child with no consequences at all.


10 posted on 11/21/2011 5:06:55 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Robwin

Short-sheeting the bed is a prank.

Decapitating the piglet your boyfriend raised as therapy after suffering a head injury is vicious evil depraved rubber-room bitch from hell.


11 posted on 11/21/2011 5:08:38 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Robwin

Seems a little extreme. It wasn’t her pig, thats the thing I guess. There are murderers of people who get less time than that!


12 posted on 11/21/2011 5:08:43 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Robwin

If she had beheaded someone in the name of ‘Allah’ (wizz be upon him)...she would’ve gotten a lesser sentence.


13 posted on 11/21/2011 5:08:50 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Jeff Winston

And yeah, 50 years is a long time. But I doubt she’ll get anywhere near that.

I could go about 3 to 5 years of busting rocks, though.


14 posted on 11/21/2011 5:11:35 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Robwin; windcliff; stylecouncilor
One of the more interesting posts at the source courtesy of Carl Curmudgeon and I quote

Hell hath no fury,
Like a woman scorned,
Now they will hurry,
While the piglet’s mourned,
To jail his slayer,
Ashley of the knife,
Without a prayer,
She took Porky’s life,
Now she will do time,
In a prison cell,
She has done the crime,
We don’t wish her well.

Okay, now this is my contribution - This sounds like a scene straight from HAM - let.

15 posted on 11/21/2011 5:12:49 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Robwin

50 years seems like a lot. OTOH, it seems like a pretty sick thing to do if it was a pet. If she’d decapitated a puppy or a kitten as a “prank”, I’d want her locked up long enough for a psych exam. That’s the kind of thing a sociopath might do for entertainment.


16 posted on 11/21/2011 5:15:48 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: Robwin

Do I dare to be the first person to do this?

Okay, if I must.

SUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

8-P


17 posted on 11/21/2011 5:19:02 PM PST by DetroitRight
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To: xjcsa

>> beheading her boyfriend’s piglet

Is that what they’re calling it now? “Piglet”?

What happened to “johnson”? Am I that old?


18 posted on 11/21/2011 5:22:40 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Winstons Julia
Guess what’s for Thanksgiving dinner this year!

When I was growing up on a farm in Iowa, the standard rule concerning edible livestock was that any critter that has a name is safe from becoming Sunday dinner.

My sister and I had a pet turkey named “Tom” (how original...hey, we were kids) that we raised from a ‘chick’ and he was imprinted with the image of us being his mom.

He followed us around constantly like a spare shadow and always came out to meet us, getting off the school bus each afternoon. He’d come out and fan out his feathers and strut around a bit. It was his main, possibly only, talent.

In early November, word leaked out to us that he was going to be the main course for Thanksgiving dinner. The old rule had been over-ridden and Tom was about to be “axed” literally.

Come the day before Thanksgiving, we all dreaded what was about to happen and nobody would volunteer to be his executioner. Just thinking about it spread through the family to where we were all nearly in tears.

Happy ending:

We couldn’t bear to kill Tom for dinner, so we ate the dog.

19 posted on 11/21/2011 5:24:13 PM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: Robwin
And she's like, totally NOT GUILTY!


20 posted on 11/21/2011 5:24:17 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Robwin
When asked for a comment, long time associate Pooh Bear said:

"Oh, bother!"

21 posted on 11/21/2011 5:25:35 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: DetroitRight

I am thinking not. VA law limits your liability for “pets” - dogs, cats, pigs - to their fair-market value at the butcher.

50 years for killing a hog? No way.

Now, for being a psycho, and the drug charges, that I can believe.


22 posted on 11/21/2011 5:25:35 PM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: null and void
We couldn’t bear to kill Tom for dinner, so we ate the dog.

LOL!

23 posted on 11/21/2011 5:27:10 PM PST by Eaker (Nothing even remotely praising Romney should be posted because one should stick to the truth.)
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To: null and void

LOL! Snort. Cough.


24 posted on 11/21/2011 5:27:30 PM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: Jonty30

It is not a prank, it is called food preparation.


25 posted on 11/21/2011 5:28:07 PM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: Robwin
Virginia Woman Faces 50 Years Behind Bars For Decapitating Piglet

She should have just told the cops her boyfriend stole her X-Box.

Then they would have come and shot the piglet with 20 rounds for free.

26 posted on 11/21/2011 5:29:52 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Robwin
The victim:


27 posted on 11/21/2011 5:31:24 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: null and void

Hook, line and sinker.


28 posted on 11/21/2011 5:35:54 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Let's roll on this gunwalking thing already! NRA <BCC><)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I bet there is way more to this story.


29 posted on 11/21/2011 5:37:52 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I bet there is way more to this story.


30 posted on 11/21/2011 5:38:10 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: Robwin

Psycho woman from hell.

I use a firearm for pigs. I really do.


31 posted on 11/21/2011 5:38:15 PM PST by waterhill (Strawberry jello is wild pig crack, they love it more than life)
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To: null and void

...so we ate the dog....
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Someone was sure thinking fast.

Like the 3 legged pig running around the farm.
When questioned the story came out that the farmer had overturned his tractor in the mud and the pig had somehow dug around his face and saved him.
“Oh”, I said, “did he lose his leg in the accident”?

“Hell NO!”, replied the farmer, “You don’t think we could eat a good old boy like that all at one time do you?”


32 posted on 11/21/2011 5:41:02 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: Robwin

It is becoming clearly apparent that this society is turning into a complete bunch of wimps and fools. Almost everyone eats chicken, pork, beef, fish, and other meats that they obviously think were manufactured in a plant somewhere. Gosh we have come a long way in such a short time since we used to be hunters and gatherers. I think everyone should be forced to live one year on a farm and see first hand that animals are sustinence, food for humans, beasts of burden, etc....Geeze they are being given the same status as humans now. We slaughtered, yes I used the term intentionally, slaughtered our farm animals for food. Good God, I would be given the death penalty these days for all the animals I slaughtered, butchered, cured, packaged, and ate. So this pig was someone’s pet, fair enough, charge them with destroying someone else’s property, a misdemeanor, fine them fair market value for the porkster, and be done with it. It’s absurd. What is next? PETA gonna start fining me for every ant I step on and kill in the course of a day. They’re freaking animals!


33 posted on 11/21/2011 5:43:59 PM PST by ImNotLying (Politicians and diapers should be changed often and for the same reason!)
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To: ImNotLying

You are aware that serial killers usually start with animals, yes?


34 posted on 11/21/2011 5:53:04 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: Robwin

Aw, get real. I love animals as much as the next guy, but come on. We bloody slaughter and eat pigs!

And yes, I do think this is unconstitutional.


35 posted on 11/21/2011 5:59:39 PM PST by Strk321
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To: xrmusn
Someone was sure thinking fast.

*shrug* We shoulda named the dog...

36 posted on 11/21/2011 6:00:00 PM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: MetaThought

Oh my god! Here we go! You gotta be $hittin me to associate this story with serial killers. And most liberals start out being taught in public schools that we must eat our peas because the President says so.


37 posted on 11/21/2011 6:01:44 PM PST by ImNotLying (Politicians and diapers should be changed often and for the same reason!)
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To: Jeff Winston; All

It is widely known and widely common that breakups of couples put children and pets at risk of being hurt or killed.

One side wants the other to suffer pain of loss, and they attack something the other one loves.

It isn’t rocket science, it happens all the time. Everyone who has pets or kids needs to realize their pet could become a target of abuse or death from the other side losing it and trying to get revenge on them.

And for those of you who can’t not bring abortion into any sentence ruling you think is overblown and somehow make the issue about abortion, OF COURSE SHE WON’T GET 50 years. They jacked it up so high that it will be reduced down greatly, but that she will get something.

Animal abuse cases are almost never given any major length of time. Often they are reduced to misdemeanors or probation sentences, they are pitiful what people actually end up with.

They put “up to 50 years” so that hopefully she may get 6 months.

If anything you’d think abortion folks would have more sympathy for animal abuse caes because yo’re talking about (albeit non humans) but those most dependent on their masters for everything, and they are turned into pawns in order to cause incredible pain to someone else. Talk about wicked and just evil, it’s along the same kind of evil that allows people to be so evil as to wipe out their own child.


38 posted on 11/21/2011 6:06:43 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Robwin

He didn’t have a pet rabbit. He dodged a bullet by not marrying this one!


39 posted on 11/21/2011 6:13:22 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: Robwin

50 years is way too much but it isn’t just about killing the animal. It was meant as a terroristic threat.


40 posted on 11/21/2011 6:19:46 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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Sawyer’s mother told the Virginian-Pilot last year that the piglet’s head freaked her out when she let her puppy outside early one morning last February and saw it staring back at her.

The reporter should get 50 years for poor writing.

41 posted on 11/21/2011 6:22:04 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Robwin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBzJGckMYO4

You never sausage Hormel sight! Won’t anyone think of the chitlins?


42 posted on 11/21/2011 6:26:21 PM PST by tumblindice
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“Decapitating the piglet your boyfriend raised as therapy after suffering a head injury is vicious evil depraved rubber-room bitch from hell.”

Nah, rubber room bitch describes the woman wh does ths the serves the guy pork chops.


43 posted on 11/21/2011 6:34:26 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: Robwin

I wonder if the DA had a BLT for lunch? Pigs are killed every day in the US.


44 posted on 11/21/2011 6:35:26 PM PST by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: MetaThought

“You are aware that serial killers usually start with animals, yes?”

You are aware of the danger in posing a correlation argument, yes?

Do remember that virtually ALL serial killers have a milk use history.


45 posted on 11/21/2011 7:05:07 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: xjcsa
If she got 50 years for killing Piglet, just think how many years she would have gotten if she had killed Winnie-the-Pooh.

When the AAA got started in the New Deal, the idea was to raise the prices farmers received by reducing the supply--so farmers were paid to destroy crops already growing and to kill piglets. There was a huge outcry at the slaughter of the piglets. Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace commented that from the outcry, you'd have thought the piglets were being raised as pets.

46 posted on 11/21/2011 7:14:18 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Secret Agent Man

I hate people who take their personal crap out on animals. I hate them every bit as much as I hate child molesters. Every bit as much. Anyone who goes after a helpless victim... if I had my way, they’d vanish in a flash of burning light. There’d be an agonized scream and then a pile of ashes.


47 posted on 11/21/2011 7:17:02 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Robwin

“Fowler also plead guilty to charges of possessing Adderall and breaking and entering.”

Okay, this woman is a psycho-wench and probably a speed freak. It doesn’t surprise me she’d do something like this. Nor does it surprise me that killing something fit in with her idea of a prank.


48 posted on 11/21/2011 7:27:49 PM PST by DemforBush (Send lawyers, guns, and money. Dad get me out of this!)
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To: GladesGuru; ImNotLying

I see your point, but she definitely needs a psych eval.


49 posted on 11/21/2011 7:33:29 PM PST by MetaThought
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Sawyer’s mother told the Virginian-Pilot last year that the piglet’s head freaked her out when she let her puppy outside early one morning last February and saw it staring back at her.

Is the puppy owned by Jack Sawyer's mother or by Ashley Fowler? Who was "freaked out," the mother or Fowler? What does the puppy, the time of day, or being "freaked out" have to do with the story? Does "it" refer to the puppy or the piglet's head?

The Sawyers had to euthanize another pig who Fowler admitted to stabbing in the same incident.

"Who"?

I see why the author's name is not provided. I bet that the "play a prank" line is the author's creation, not a quote. The author probably believes that beheading a pig is just a prank.

Yu two cann be a jernalust and make bigg munnie!

50 posted on 11/21/2011 7:47:12 PM PST by TChad
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