Target: Hernando County State Attorney, Brad King
Goal: To see Wilana Joenel Frazier receive maximum punishment under Florida law for the death of 2 kittens
On June 10th of this year, Wilana Joenel Frazier (a 24 year-old pregnant mother) and her 2 children (5 and 8), beat two 8 week-old kittens with an aluminum baseball bat. Ms. Frazier and her children were at the Hill n Dale Community Park in Brooksville, FL on the afternoon of the 10th of June. No less that 4 other children claim to have witnessed the torture of 2 kittens.
Eye witness reports claimed Ms. Frazier watched and then helped her children torture both kittens which lead to the subsequent death of one of the cats. One kitten was beaten with the bat, doused in water repeatedly, and then thrown into a trashcan. When he was located, he had passed from injures sustained during the beating. The second kitten (who became known as Dexter) was cut in the neck by a sharpened branch, then placed in a swing and kicked repeatedly.
As of yesterday the second kitten, called Dexter, passed from complications from the injuries he received during the torture. As of last Thursday evening, Dexter started having seizures that continued through yesterday. The seizures started out very mild but became worse as the days passed. Sadly, the veterinarians were unable to stabilize Dexter, and as of yesterday morning, his heart gave out.
Ms. Frazier was initially charged with 2 counts of animal cruelty and 2 counts of delinquency of a minor and was set free on $3,500 bail as of the 15th of June. Now that Dexter has lost his life, she needs to return to court and face the maximum penalty under Florida Statute Law, Title XLVI: Section 828.12. This states, “A person who unnecessarily overloads, overdrives, torments, deprives of necessary sustenance or shelter, or unnecessarily mutilates, or kills any animal, or causes the same to be done, or carries in or upon any vehicle, or otherwise, any animal in a cruel or inhumane manner, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 [imprisonment of up to 30 years] or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or both.”
Ms. Frazier needs to be shown the consequences which are the result of both her actions and the subsequent denial of her actions. Dexter needs his supporters now more than ever.
Dear Mr. King,
On the 10th of June this year, Wilana Joenel Frazier and her children beat and tortured two kittens in the Hill n Dale Community Park in Brooksville. No less than 4 children witnessed the event.
These defenseless 8 week-old kittens were tortured and beaten by both Ms. Frazier and her children. One kitten died during the inhumane beatings after being repeatedly hit, doused with water, and eventually tossed into a waste bin. The second kitten suffered injures from being cut with a sharp stick across the neck several times and then kicked multiple times while hanging in a swing.
Although Ms. Frazier was charged with counts of animal abuse and delinquency of a minor, she was set free with minimal bail requirements. As of yesterday, Dexter (the second kitten) is now dead. He went into seizures that started last Thursday and yesterday morning his heart gave out after veterinarians were unable to stabilize him. They believe his seizures were the result of neurological damage he suffered at the hands of Ms. Frazier and her children.
We ask that Ms. Frazier be put on trial again and punished to the full extent of the Title XLVI: Section 828.12. She needs to assume responsibility for her actions as now two animals have lost their lives due to the torture she headed up and participated in.
By giving Ms. Frazier stricter punishments, you will be sending out the word animal abuse will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Additionally, children will be shown that animals are not objects; they are living beings with feelings who look to us for safety and security. Please show all animal lovers that their support of Dexter has not been in vain.
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