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News - April 17, 2021

Man arrested for animal cruelty after ex-girlfriend says he beat her canine to loss of life

ARAB, Ala. – An Arab lady is preventing for justice after she instructed Information 19 her canine was overwhelmed to loss of life by her ex-boyfriend.

Jill Burgett instructed Information 19 Friday she is scarred after what might be essentially the most traumatic occasion in her life. 

She mentioned she got here dwelling final Monday and her regular greeter, a 3-year-old Jack Russell Terrier combine named Jax, was nowhere to be discovered.

She mentioned the final particular person to see him, her ex-boyfriend James Whitley, was not responding to her calls or texts.

“I’m indignant and I’m misplaced with out my Jax proper now,” mentioned Burgett.

What she present in her bed room shook her to the core.

“All week I discovered blood proof and I discovered a bloody rag in my rubbish can and I knew one thing unhealthy had occurred,” she added.

She confirmed Information 19 the now dry blood, smeared and stained on her mattress, field spring, mattress body, and flood board.

“You’ll be able to inform that my Jax fought for his life. He was attempting to get out and I really feel like he was trapped,” Burgett mentioned.

It wasn’t till three and a half days later, she discovered Jax’s physique on the aspect of a Hartselle highway in what Burgett mentioned was Whitley’s duffel bag.

She mentioned she discovered it on the instruction of Whitley.

“It’s nonetheless exhausting to consider that my child’s not right here. He needs to be. He doesn’t deserve what he obtained. He obtained a brutal beating and he didn’t deserve that,” she mentioned.

Burgett instructed Information 19 she feels responsible as a result of she is aware of Whitley’s mood runs sizzling and is aware of he didn’t like Jax.

“I needed to name the police on him in January. He had hit me, I had bruises. Jax was my child. He was like my children I’ll by no means have the ability to forgive myself and I’ve to reside with that,” Burgett defined.

She instructed Information 19 that Whitley confessed to beating Jax to loss of life with a wrench to investigators.

Arab police wouldn’t verify that Whitley confessed however do say there was sufficient proof for an arrest.

Burgett mentioned whereas she is pleased her ex was arrested, she is upset that he was launched on bond. She needs stricter animal abuse legal guidelines needs to be in place to guard different household pets sooner or later.

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