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WATERTOWN, NY – On the evening of April 19, 21-year-old Jessica Baughman allegedly escalated an argument with her grandmother by removing 12 of her grandmother’s pet goldfish from their tank and sautéing them until they died.  She also broke the elderly woman’s wooden wolf statue which was valued at all of twenty dollars.

Apparently, after the fish fry, there was an extended lull in the fighting because it wasn’t until about 12:30 a.m. when the police were called.  It seems that the argument had resumed and grandma, 63-year-old Vera Nichols, claims that Baughman had become enraged again, pushing her until she fell onto a bed.

Baughman was arrested on charges of felony cruelty to animals, fourth degree criminal mischief and second degree harassment. Baughman was detained at the Metro-Jefferson Public safety Building and her bond was set at $2000

I know I’d be pretty peeved if someone murdered one of my pets in a culinary fashion but I couldn’t help myself, I laughed trying to imagine how this transpired.  Maybe I’m a big old jerk, I don’t know.

In researching this story I noticed a lot of Internet indignation at the felony animal cruelty charge.  The majority of people seem to feel that frying these fish alive is much akin to dropping live lobster in boiling water.  I’m not sure that I agree with that as you have to factor in intent. Plus, you just can’t cook people’s pets, even if they’re just dumb fish.


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