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Family Of Accused Targeted With Threats After Dogs' Deaths

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The investigation into two dogs left to die without food or water at a property in Lexington continues. The investigation into two dogs left to die without food or water at a property in Lexington continues.
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The investigation into two dogs left to die without food or water at a property in Lexington continues.

The mother of the accused woman said the minute she found out about what happened to those dogs, she was physically sick.

She insisted she is not defending her daughter's alleged actions, and she just wants everyone to know that she had no clue this was happening.

So afraid for her family, she did not want to show her face during the interview with News 9.

9/20/2015 Related Story: 2 Dogs Found Dead Near Lexington Property

After her daughter was accused of leaving two dogs to die while chained and locked up without food or water, she said the backlash bombarded the family.

She said about 50 people made threats to her family, saying they’d come and beat them, chain them, rape them and kill them.

But the threats aren't targeting the woman being investigated; they were apparently targeting members of her family. The mother said they've been getting scary phone calls and death threats online.

And even though the accused is grown and doesn't live there, at least seven vehicles have showed up at the home.

“They pull up to the end of the driveway, rev their motors, spin the gravel as they’re going out, holler something, throw trash out,” the mother told News 9.

The mother said this is her daughter's fight and the justice system will have to decide her fate.

“If they find her guilty, then she’s guilty. I have no problem with that. She knows she was raised better than that,” she explained.

But in the meantime she hopes the harassment will stop.

“Just leave us alone. We didn’t do anything,” the mother said.

Instead, she hopes the folks who are fired up about what happened at the property in Lexington will channel their energy in a different way.

“Instead of harassing us for hours and hours and hours on end yesterday and today, go volunteer at a shelter, go write a check, help a dog,” she said.

The dogs are still on the property. The Cleveland County sheriff’s office said a necropsy will not be done.

Volunteers plan to give them a proper burial Tuesday. 

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