A Raleigh, North Carolina, woman has been charged with killing and starving animals to death. Brigette Baldwin, 24, faced a judge for the first time on Friday afternoon on eight counts of killing animals by starvation and seven counts of animal cruelty.
She wiped away tears as a prosecutor described the scene found at an apartment from which Baldwin was evicted. There were ten animals inside with no food or water. There were four cats locked in a separate room. All had died in that apartment. Authorities said they found four dead cats and a starving dog in a crate.
The judge told Baldwin that if she posted bond and got out of jail, she would have to have a mental evaluation and could not have any animals.