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Two Teens Charged For Brutal Beating That Left Dog Dead In Tennessee

Published: May 20, 2022 at 05:11 PM Author: Penny Eims

Cleveland, Tennessee – Two teenage boys in Tennessee are facing animal cruelty charges stemming from a brutal beating that left a dog dead earlier this month. The 16-year-old boys, identified as Tucker McKinney and Wyatt Stinnett, are accused of running over a dog and then beating him to death with a stick.

The sickening incident was recorded on video and shared on social media…which led to a police investigation after multiple people, horrified by what they had watched, reached out to the authorities.

Link to video on Facebook here. Warning! This video is extremely graphic and hard to watch.

The dog’s true name is unknown, but advocates hoping for justice have dubbed him “Angel.” A Justice For Angel Facebook page has been created, and there are already over 1400 members who want to see the teens punished for the merciless way that they killed Angel.

The video recording of this cruel incident is too graphic to embed in this petition. The injured dog can be heard screaming in terror and pain as he is pummeled time and again until he dies.

A screenshot from a Snapchat account reported to belong to McKinney, reveal disturbingly cruel statements.

These men are old enough to know right from wrong and what happened to this dog shows a clear lack of regard for life. The link between animal cruelty and human violence is well-documented; one needs to look no further than Payton Gendron, the 18-year-old man accused of killing 10 people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, to see what a person of this mentality is capable of. Gendron documented his own gruesome killing of a cat before turning his sights to humans, with a catastrophic outcome.

We the undersigned demand that Tucker McKinney and Wyatt Stinnett are held responsible for the brutal beating that left a dog dead in Cleveland on May 10. We are petitioning for these young men to be tried as adults and to receive the maximum punishment allowable by law, in addition to being prohibited from owning or residing with animals in the future. We are also requesting a full mental evaluation and treatment if applicable. There is a well-documented link between animal cruelty and human violence and we want to see these individuals stopped before their criminal behavior escalates.

Note: Individuals are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. Animal Victory relies upon the authorities and the court system to determine guilt or innocence.


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Update 9/8/2022: The defendants are currently being held at Bradley County Juvenile Detention Court. Victory has sent 16,645 signatures along with our petition to  the Juvenile Detention Court and DA Stephen Crump.

Two Teens Charged For Brutal Beating That Left Dog Dead In Tennessee

16,486 signatures = 82% of goal


16,486 John Robertson Nov 30, 2022
16,485 Haley Sitzlar Let them rot in hell where they belong pieces of shits , I live only 40 minutes away from them and would kick their asses any day for what they did. Trial them for life/ death, if they can do it to animal they will do it to humans Nov 29, 2022
16,484 Elizabeth Tennison I hope they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. People like that have no place in society and for everyone’s sake should rot behind bars for the rest of their miserable lives. Nov 23, 2022
16,483 matilde damian Nov 20, 2022
16,482 Lisel Sipes These two redneck ass wipes should get the same treatment Nov 19, 2022
16,481 Dana Dykes Nov 19, 2022
16,480 Christina Roop Nov 16, 2022
16,479 Jocelyn Warburton Nov 07, 2022
16,478 Beth C Nov 06, 2022
16,477 RHONDA BRONG Nov 05, 2022
16,476 Wendy Anderson Nov 04, 2022
16,475 Amy Ong Oct 28, 2022
16,474 Claire Sefiane Oct 23, 2022
16,473 Irene Murray Show no mercy to these two scumbag monsters! If they are not held accountable now for the grotesque behaviour that they shown on the innocent poor dog they will do it again and they had threatened to do so! Prison time for these two monsters! And a record a permanent record for life! Oct 23, 2022
16,472 Lisa Cairns Oct 19, 2022
16,471 Denise Carlson Oct 17, 2022
16,470 Maria Holman Oct 15, 2022
16,469 Martine VATANT Oct 09, 2022
16,468 Shannon Nichols Oct 07, 2022
16,467 Rebecca Drywater Wow, they started their crime career early!! What on earth did that dog do to deserve such cruelty? Not a darn thing!!! These teens killed it for short and fun. They should be taught a stern lesson. Put them both in adult jail and leave them there for a very long time!! Oct 06, 2022
16,466 River Massingill Oct 05, 2022
16,465 Julie Goss Oct 04, 2022
16,464 Dena Foskett Anyone that can brutally kill an animal will hurt humans, it’s just a matter of time. Please prosecute these men before they murder someone Oct 03, 2022
16,463 Sandy Bairfield Oct 02, 2022
16,462 Xochitl Quintanilla Sep 30, 2022
16,461 Christina Lamura Sep 28, 2022
16,460 Lori Rebernik Sep 23, 2022
16,459 Tanya Morales Sep 20, 2022
16,458 Annette Wynne Sep 18, 2022
16,457 Andrea Hennig Höchststrafe für die Mörder! Sep 17, 2022