ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — A court hearing for dog abuser Darick Stallworth was disrupted this morning when the defendant’s grandmother sitting in the courtroom collapsed. The elderly woman suddenly slumped to the side, dropped her cane, and began to make several short noises. Stallworth’s mother screamed out she is having a stroke.

One of the first to help the stricken woman was Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue and who only moments early was wiping away tears as the prosecutor described the horrific abuse to nearly a half a dozen dogs.

Stallworth pleaded guilty to the strangling of five dogs. The dogs were found death at an abandoned residents in the 5300 block of Wells Avenue in May.

The courtroom was cleared out as officials called for medical services.


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