A woman has killed her husband’s puppy to fake a miscarriage after pretending to be pregnant for seven months. Johnny Parker returned home to his mobile home in Lawrence County, Alabama, on Wednesday to find his wife Anita covered in blood and body tissue on their bed.
Anita, 43, screamed that she’d had a miscarriage and flushed the fetus down the toilet. However, when they got to hospital, doctors took Johnny aside and said tests showed Anita had never been pregnant.
Mrs Parker left hospital with another relative.
When Mr Parker returned to their trailer his eight-month-old chihuahua was nowhere to be found. Eventually his neighbor found the puppy dead and gutted in the trash can outside.
‘It hurts like crap, man, about my dog. I loved that dog, man,’ Mr Parker cried in an interview with ABC 13 News.
He said he never suspected his wife was faking her pregnancy, even though she refused to let him come to her doctor appointments.
To assure him, she would routinely show him ultrasound pictures of a male fetus – which he now suspects she found on the internet.
‘I guess she pushed her belly out all the time, because she looked like she was. And she sends me pictures of the ultrasounds,’ Mr Parker told ABC.
Mrs Parker has been charged with first-degree animal cruelty.
She was arrested and booked into county jail, where she is being held on a $7,000 bond.