Dead pets found in freezer: Woman faces multiple charges of animal murder and torture

CENTRAL LAKE, MI — A Northern Michigan woman is facing new charges related to more than 200 animals that were seized from her property last month, some of which were found dead in a freezer, WPBN/WGTU reports.

Brooklyn Beck, of Central Lake, was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to four additional counts of first-degree animal murder and torture; she is now charged with five counts, according to the report.

Horses, dogs, rabbits, snakes and other reptiles – many starving and dehydrated – were seized from Beck’s County Antrim property in early May. Dead animals were also found in a freezer.

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Beck’s fiancé, Michael Patrick Turland, 43, of Central Lake, is charged with 94 counts of animal cruelty in Arizona after sheriff’s deputies responded to an animal welfare check request in april. They found 183 dead dogs, turtles, lizards, birds, snakes, mice, rats and rabbits in a freezer. It appears some of them were still alive when they were put in the freezer, police said.

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