A Virginia woman could be sentenced to as many as 50 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to her alleged beheading of a piglet.
According to the Virginian-Pilot, 22-year-old Ashley Fowler of Portsmouth pleaded guilty in Chesapeake Circuit Court to two counts of killing or maiming livestock, one count of breaking and entering, and one count of possession of the drug Adderall. Additional charges of breaking and entering and destruction of property were dropped by prosecutors.
Fowler was arrested this past February 9 after Janie Sawyer of Chesapeake reported that she had found a piglet’s head on her front porch. Sawyer also reported that she had found another badly wounded piglet in the barn near her Ballahack Road home. The second piglet was later euthanized.
Both piglets belonged to Sawyer’s son, Zach. The Virginian-Pilot reported that a search warrant affidavit indicates that police believe the incident occurred over a break-up.
In addition to the charges relating to the piglet beheading, Fowler also pleaded guilty to breaking into the Northwest Baptist Church in Chesapeake, which reported that three wooden crosses and three fire extinguishers had been taken. Police found six fire extinguishers, a wooden cross, an ax, a large hunting knife, a camouflage boot, and a black ski cap and gloves in Fowler’s Ford Explorer.
Fowler’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 13 of next year.
via NBC Washington
There is no doubt that this young lady could benefit from some counseling and most certainly reconciliation with Our Blessed Lord. But her senseless act against a piglet is not as evil or vile as the sensless murder of unborn children that remains legally sanctioned and encouraged here in the “Land of Liberty and Freedom.”
No, instead, persons who willfully take or participate in taking the lives of these most defenseless of humans are encouraged and lauded as exercising their freedom despite taking away the very same of another human person. That, my friends, is what makes this a sad story indeed: 50 years for a beheaded piglet; government funding for dismembering the unborn.