LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. — A woman who allegedly killed her Chihuahua as part of a plot to fake a miscarriage has been arrested, according to authorities.
WHNT reported that 43-year-old Anita Parker cut open the pup’s stomach to take its blood and tissue to fake a miscarriage Thursday.
Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell said Parker then called 911 for medical assistance and was taken to the hospital where medical professionals said she had not suffered a miscarriage.
According to WHNT, Investigators say Parker convinced her husband to move back home with her after telling him that she was pregnant with his child — then later used the miscarriage as a cover up.
He reportedly believed she was seven months pregnant.
The mutilated Chihuahua was discovered by her husband in the trash can.
She “gutted the dog and used the blood all over my bed, like she had a miscarriage,” he said through tears. “I loved that dog.”
Parker is in the Lawrence County Jail under a $7,000 bond.