Possible Witness Intimidation Outside Dog Burning Hearing
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Family and friends of accused dog killer, Adrienne Martin, are now said to be threatening eyewitnesses and Stray Rescue founder Randy Grim’s volunteers.
Martin allegedly killed Brownie the Dog by setting him on fire.
Monday Martin appeared in court, hoping to have her $50,000 bond reduced so she can get out of jail before her trial. A judge denied that request. But what happened outside the courthouse and at other Brownie related events is now under investigation.
Stray Rescue founder Randy Grim testified that Martin’s family and friends have gone to the shelter on Pine Street four times since July 25th, and they’ve phoned in threats.
Grim said they even marched into Brownie’s memorial at a Lafayette Square restaurant last Wednesday night, shouting at patrons and ripping up programs.
“They have a gang, bully mentality,” Grim said.
Police accompanied Grim out the back of the courthouse Monday morning, because a man with a video camera was out front, chasing after Stray Rescue supporters.
That man followed supporters across Tucker Boulevard and didn’t stop until KMOX reporter Michael Calhoun began asking questions.
Calhoun: Are you intimidating these people?
Man: Absolutely not. I support these people.
Calhoun: So why are they trying to walk away from you?
Man: I’m recording for my own protection at this point.
Calhoun: They say you are threatening them.
Man: I did not do anything of the sort.
Adrienne Martin is charged with animal abuse and knowingly burning after Brownie was found chained and severely burned on July 10 in the backyard of Martin’s home on Cote Brilliante.
Brownie was taken to Stray Rescue of St. Louis for emergency medical treatment but later died from organ failure.
KMOX News left a message with Martin’s attorney, but did not hear back.
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