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Ashley Barnes Allegedly Killed 3 Kittens With Bare Hands, Now On The Loose (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 05/09/2012 1:58 pm Updated: 05/09/2012 2:00 pm

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Ashley Barnes, 21, allegedly crushed and killed three kittens with her hands after she was accused of stealing pills.

Hopped up on a friend's prescription pills, Ashley Barnes allegedly went on a rampage, squeezing three 2-week-old kittens so hard their intestines fell out.

The 21-year-old woman, who was visiting Delaware from Florida last month, was slapped with three counts of felony animal cruelty and released on $1,000 bond, the Delaware News-Journal reported.

Barnes subsequently failed to appear at a April 25 hearing in Georgetown, and cops are now looking for her.

A friend of Barnes claims she was staying at her home and stole medication, according to court documents procured by the paper.

The woman says Barnes "appeared to be under the influence of medications," walked into another room and crushed the three kittens.

One kitten died instantly. The other two had to be euthanized at a veterinary clinic.

Barnes then reportedly grabbed a knife and threatened to kill herself. Officers arrived and took her to a behavioral health hospital for a psychiatric evaluation before arresting her.

Dover Police believe Barnes may have returned to Florida, the Associated Press reported. She may have been staying in Delaware for about five weeks before she was arrested.

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