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Three Iowa men charged with animal torture for beating opossum


This news story was published on July 29, 2017.
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KEOKUK, IOWA – Three Keokuk men were charged July 6, with animal torture after a video appeared online in early May showing the men with an injured opossum.

Jerry McGee, 19, Austin Salyers, 18, and Casey Taylor, 19, allegedly found the opossum after it had been hit by a vehicle. The men were allegedly seen in the video throwing and beating the opossum while it was still alive. The video generated numerous complaints to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Lee County Attorney’s Office and the Keokuk Police Department.

The individuals are scheduled to appear in Lee County court on July 26. Animal torture is an aggravated misdemeanor.

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2 Responses to Three Iowa men charged with animal torture for beating opossum

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I hope there is no plea bargaining and these moral defects end up on the FBI’s potential serial killer list for the rest of their lives.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2017 at 8:27 am

    The possum was actually more inteligent than these three moron with no morals. Hope the possum was diseased and they all get sick for a very long time. Scabs on their faces for 10 years. Yea!