Mississippi man charged in shooting death of potbelly pig

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MARKS, Miss. — A Mississippi man was fined for animal cruelty Tuesday after he shot a pet pig to death in a yard in Marks, Mississippi.

Illiah Webb was found guilty of animal cruelty, shooting from a public road and trespassing. He was fined over $1,000.

After celebrating her first birthday a few months ago, a potbelly pig named Jolene was found shot to death in the front yard of the man who takes care of her.

"It was uncalled for," Bud Chun said.

He ran outside after hearing the gunshots to find a man shooting from the road.

Chun says the man pulled through his driveway and continued firing at Jolene, even hitting a window of his home.

"Why do that in a middle of a town next to houses? He doesn't have an answer for it," Chun said.

"There's no way this could be explained. It's just a stupid situation," Chun said.

Kala Elmore, Jolene's owner, was at work when she received a call saying her pet had been shot five times.

She says Webb told her he thought Jolene was a wild hog.

"He was found guilty on all three charges, so I'm happy about that."

We went by the address where we believe Webb lives to see if he wanted to explain his side of the story.

No one answered the door.

More than 10,000 animal lovers signed a petition requesting justice for Jolene.


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