Police in Georgia have arrested Lynn Middlebrooks Geter who is charged with forcing her 12-year-old son to kill his pet hamster with a hammer as a punishment for bad grades (the boy’s bad grades not the hamster’s). “Killing pet with hammer” appears to be farther down on after “no television” and “no sleepovers.” Way down on the list.
This is right up there with the father organizing baby cockfights. This is so positively disgusting and disturbing that a plea would be highly advised (and expected) in the case. Geter will not want to argue self-defense to a jury.
The 38-year-old mother was charged with animal cruelty, child cruelty and battery.
News of Geters arrest was received below with relief by the hamster community:
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