Horrifying footage shows Florida woman, 32, DROWNING her pet Chihuahua in a swimming pool, beating it, then POSING with its body: Sheriff says ‘there is a special place in hell for this woman – and until she gets there she’s going to rot in our jail’
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- Erica Black was charged with felony animal cruelty as police released video and photos of her drowning and beating her dog
- Shocking home video shows the moment Black, 32, grabs her Chihuahua, Sadie, and drowns the dog in a swimming pool as it struggles for its life
- Black went on to beat the slam the dog against the floor four times and posed next to its lifeless body as she took photos for social media
- Police said she left the body on a sofa for several days before showing it off during a livestream video
- The charge added $15,000 to Black’s already existing $150,000 bond for stabbing her 68-year-old roommate twice on July 27
A Florida woman has been charged with felony animal cruelty after she was recorded drowning her pet Chihuahua, Sadie, in a swimming pool then posing for photos with the dog’s body.
Shocking home video released by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivy showed the moment Erica Black, 32, grabs her dog and walks into a pool before holding it under water.
Ivy then showed images of Black slamming Sadie against the floor beside the pool four times until the dog lies motionless. One image shows Black posing next to the body as she uploads photos of it to social media.
An investigation found that Black left the body lying on a sofa for days before showing it off again during a livestream video.
The sheriff called Black, who was already under arrest for stabbing her 68-year-old roommate twice, ‘the most despicable excuse for a human being I’ve ever seen in my life.’
‘There is a special place in hell for this woman. Until she gets there, she’s going to rot in our jail,’ Ivy added.
Shocking home video shows the moment Erica Black, 32, grabs her Chihuahua, Sadie, and drowns the dog in a swimming pool
Police also released sickening stills of the video, which shows Black slamming her dog, Sadie, on the concrete
She then posed to take photos next to the dog’s body, before uploading the pictures to social media
Erica Black was charged with felony animal cruelty and is already in jail for stabbing her 68-year-old roommate on July 27
Ivy said the video was taken last October by a home surveillance camera and provided to the Sheriff’s Department by a former roommate of Black’s.
Ivy called the incident sickening and showed visible anger and disgust as he walked Black into the women’s annex of the Brevard County jail.
‘If I hear as much that she has a pet rock, I will lose my cr*p because this woman doesn’t deserve to have anything,’ Ivy said.
‘You know, usually when I’m walking people in, I have something to say to them,’ he tells Black. ‘I’m disgusted by you.’
On top of her already existing $150,000 bond for the stabbing, a judge added another $15,000 to the bond for the charge of animal cruelty.
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivy (right) assisted an officer in walking Black (left) into the women’s annex of the Brevard County jail
‘I’m disgusted by you,’ Ivy told Black as her $150,000 bond was increased by another $15,000
The incident comes a week after Black said she ‘snapped’ and tried to kill her roommate, Lindin Siri, in their home, Law and Crime reported.
Police arrived at the home on July 27 and found Siri withtwo stab wounds, airlifting the man to the emergency room.
Although Black, who has been previously charged with domestic violence in 2013, claimed she was defending herself against Siri, police said home cameras captured the whole incident.
Investigators said Siri had told Black to stop being ‘a couch potato’ as he kicked her off a sofa to vacuum underneath the furniture.
As he went on to clean the kitchen, the police said Black came at him with two knives and stabbed the man in the back.
The two roommates struggled over the knives before Siri was able to get rid of them and call 911.
After her arrest, Black claimed Siri had raped her before and told investigators: ‘I’ve been thinking about killing him for a while, and tonight I just snapped. I don’t know why.’