Teens Allegedly Skin Dog, Kill Cat and Kittens as Part of 'Satanic-Style Ritual'
Two Texas teens are behind bars Wednesday night after they allegedly confessed to skinning a dog and killing a cat and three kittens.
According to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested Mark Tyler Ainsworth, 17, and Delaney Walters, 18, each on five counts of animal cruelty charges.
The duo allegedly tied a dog to a tree and then killed it in a “cult style manner” and skinned it, KTRE reported. The two teens also reportedly confessed to killing an additional cat and three kittens as part of a “satanic-style ritual.”
Video and photographs of the crimes were later found by investigators, according to KTRE.
Authorities had been investigating the disappearance of a dog when they received information the two teens were responsible, a press release reportedly said.
At the time of publication, the two teens remained in Nacogdoches County Jail. A bond has not ben set.