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Gun charges dropped in dog burning case

Gun and drug charges against the Baltimore twins accused of setting a dog on fire were dropped this week.

The two still face animal cruelty and mutilation charges in a separate case accusing them of setting fire to a pit bull puppy, named Phoenix after her rescue.

Police searching the twins’ home during the animal cruelty investigation said they found a gun and some marijuana, leading to drugs and weapons charges against twin brothers Tremayne and Travers Johnson and their father.

Because of difficulties proving who owned the gun, prosecutors decided to drop all those charges and focus on the animal cruelty case, WJZ reported.

Phoenix was found on fire by a city police officer, who extinguished the flames with her jacket. The dog survived several days, but had to be euthanized.

The animal cruelty trial for the twins is scheduled for June.


Comment from baltimoregal
Time March 26, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Boooo, I say. BOOOOO.

Comment from Nancy
Time March 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm

WTF is wrong with our judicial system????!!!!!

Comment from Anna
Time March 26, 2010 at 6:31 pm

State’s Atty dropped gun and drug charges so they could focus on the animal cruelty case? Huh? They’ve had almost a year to prepare BOTH cases. I have a bad feeling that there will be no justice for Phoenix.