Nacogdoches teens accused of killing animals in satanic type ritual
POSTED: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 2:22pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 9:31pm
Nacogdoches, Texas (KETK) — Two Nacogdoches County teenagers have been arrested for allegedly killing animals in a satanic type ritual.
According to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office, deputies were investigating the disappearance of a dog near County Road 769 in Nacogdoches when they made the discovery. During this time, officials received word the dog had been killed in a cult style manner.
Investigators determined the animal had been tied up and skinned on a tree. Authorities also learned a cat and three kittens were also victims of the act.
Deputies conducted interviews with two suspects in the case, where they confessed to the crimes. Investigators also found pictures and a video in possession of one of the suspects.
Mark Ainsworth,17, Delaney Walters, 18, both of Nacogdoches, were arrested on five counts of cruelty to animals charge. Both of the teens were booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail.
The investigation began on March 7, Sheriff Jason Bridges stated.
The owner of Camo, the dog killed, released the following photo.
Two Nacogdoches teens were arrested this week after confessing to torturing and killing family pets in a satanic ritual. 17-year-old Mark Ainsworth and 18 year old Delaney Walters were arrested on March 25 on five counts of animal cruelty each. Nacogdoches deputies received a report on March 7 about a missing family dog near County Road 769.
"The neighbors had heard information we didn't know if it was rumors or not that the dog may have been tortured so we started an investigation into that," said Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges.
Sheriff Bridges said one of the suspects, Ainsworth, confessed to tying up the dog and skinning it. He also confessed it was part of a satanic ritual and another person, his girlfriend, Delaney Walters, was involved.
Sheriff Bridges said they tortured and killed a cat and three kittens.
"They didn't quite skin the cat but they did other things to it that we probably don't want to talk about on tape that was very much tortureous to the cat and to the kittens. The dog was skinned, body parts of the dog was removed and they took pictures of that and videoed it."
Sheriff Bridges said Walters had satanic like pictures in her phone even a picture of her holding the dog's heart.
"In my 20 years, I believe this is probably the first type I've investigated where a dog has been tortured this way in a cult type activity."
He said Walters did confess she worships the devil.
The families of these pets are heartbroken over this monstrous act. The dogs name was Camo. The owners did not want to go on camera, but sent us pictures and told us: "Camo was introduced to our family when he was 2 months old he was dumped and we rescued him. From that day on he won our hearts. He knew when my husband and I should be home from work and he greeted us everyday. He walked to the bus stop with my kids and he would not leave until the bus was out of sight."
She continued to say I pray that these teens receive the proper punishment for this crime.