More animal cruelty that is the making of a serial killer

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    Jan 06, 2009 11:06 PM GMT
    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=6587476

    ABC 11 NEWSFREEMONT, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Wayne County man is wanted for alleged animal cruelty.

    Animal control officials are investigating what they say is a bizarre case involving dismembered animals.

    Officers went to the home of Lawton Mckenzie after receiving a complaint. They found dismembered animals, a machete, knives, bowls of blood and what appeared to be a puppy's head in a plastic bag.

    Animal control removed 26 living animals from the home. Officers also found a dying goat at the residence.

    The goat, which was unable to move on its own, was transported to a veterinarian, who saved its life.

    According to one officer, animal remains were being burned on a homemde grill. Investigators also found remains of a decapitated dog with its front paws cut off, dead snakes, a dead turtle, dead puppies and a goat head also on the grill.

    Investigators also found owl remains among other unidentifiable items.

    Mckenzie was in jail on unrelated charges and was bailed and then charged with animal cruelty. However, he is not in custody at this time and more charges related to the animal cruelty are possible.
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    Jan 06, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    I don't think this guy should go to jail, but spend the rest of his life in a lunatic assylum.
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    Jan 06, 2009 11:25 PM GMT
    He only needed love!
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    Jan 07, 2009 12:00 AM GMT
    CitizenSol saidHe only needed love!


    Oh I'm sure.
  • MuslDrew

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    Jan 07, 2009 1:28 AM GMT
    He should be locked up for good. These guys usually move on to people once the novelty of animals wears off. An ominous & disturbing report.
  • cowboyupnorth

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    Jan 07, 2009 5:29 AM GMT
    If the facts are true then we have an issue but he is still innocent at this point. It is always interesting how people want to hang someone before we have all the facts. I will admit it looks bad but still we only have what some animal control officer has reported.
    We had a foal die and had an necropsy done. Some city people saw the dead foal in our extra barn all dismembered and called the police, my farm was closed off with the yellow tape and everything. They said we were having animal sacrifices. I had the vet contact the sheriff and I showed the bill for several hundred dollars for the necropsy so no case was ever filed.

    With that in mind I am saying it looks bad but, we do not have all the facts.

    The other issue is we can not lock him up for being a serial killer. Lots of violent men have never abused animals and vice versa. Just because their is often a correlation does not mean we can sanction someone for crimes they have not committed.
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    Jan 07, 2009 5:33 AM GMT
    I agree with CowboyUpNorth.