When people are unstable, something as simple as the wish to emulate a celebrity can quickly disintegrate into tragedy.
On Wednesday, local news channel KFOR reported that a 20-year-old Oklahoma native had been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly killing and mutilating her family’s 15-year-old tabby cat while preparing to attend a Lady Gaga concert.
Authorities say Angelina Barnes killed and dismembered her family’s cat for its blood, which she smeared onto her face before being discovered by an unidentified relative. Investigators found purple hair dye and blood all over the bathroom (ecouterre.com).
Records show Barnes then asked for help and was taken to the hospital where she threatened a male nurse with a piece of glass.
Back at home, investigators discovered that the cat had been drowned; sliced down the belly, eyes mutilated, and the cat’s liver was found in a makeup case on counter.
Barnes had been previously diagnosed with depression but those around her say this violent behavior was completely out of character.
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