Erica Black Florida woman livestreams beating & drowning of chihuahua dog at swimming pool. Incident follows woman attacking roommate with a deadly weapon last week.
Footage released by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivy on Thursday shows the moment (see below) Erica Raven Black, 32, grabs her Chihuahua, Sadie, and walks into a pool.
Black then shoves the small dog underwater and holds her there as the canine struggles to try and keep her head above water.
Ivy then shows images of Black slamming Sadie against the floor beside the pool four times until the dog lies motionless. One image shows Black posing next to the body as she uploads photos of it to social media.
An investigation found that Black left the body lying on a sofa for days before showing it off again during a livestream video.
‘Most despicable human being …’
The sheriff called Black, who was already under arrest for stabbing her 68-year-old roommate twice, ‘the most despicable excuse for a human being I’ve ever seen in my life.’
‘There is a special place in hell for this woman. Until she gets there, she’s going to rot in our jail,’ Ivy added.
Ivy said the video was taken last October by a home surveillance camera and provided to the Sheriff’s Department by a former roommate of Black’s.
Ivy called the incident sickening and showed visible anger and disgust.
‘If I hear as much that she has a pet rock, I will lose my cr*p because this woman doesn’t deserve to have anything,’ Ivy said.
‘You know, usually when I’m walking people in, I have something to say to them,’ he tells Black. ‘I’m disgusted by you.’
On top of her already existing $150,000 bond for the stabbing, where Erica Black was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a judge added another $15,000 to the bond for the charge of felony animal cruelty.
Recurring criminal offender
The incident comes a week after Black said she ‘snapped’ and tried to kill her roommate, Lindin Siri, in their home, Law and Crime reported.
Police arrived at the home on July 27 and found Siri withtwo stab wounds, airlifting the man to the emergency room.
Although Black, who has been previously charged with domestic violence in 2013, along with open misdemeanor charges in 2016, the woman claimed she was defending herself against Siri, police said home cameras captured the whole incident.
Investigators said Siri had told Black to stop being ‘a couch potato’ as he kicked her off a sofa to vacuum underneath the furniture.
As he went on to clean the kitchen, the police said Black came at him with two knives and stabbed the man in the back.
The two roommates struggled over the knives before Siri was able to get rid of them and call 911.
After her arrest, Black claimed Siri had raped her before and told investigators: ‘I’ve been thinking about killing him for a while, and tonight I just snapped. I don’t know why.’