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Phoenix

  • Birth 2007
  • Death 31 May 2009 Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Other
  • Memorial ID 65345545

Phoenix was a two year old pit bull who was maliciously set on fire on May 27 and left to die. Although rescued by police, five days later he had to be euthanized due to the severity of his burns.

The trial of those accused ended in mistrial. Video from the scene shows Phoenix trotting down Presbury Street around 11:47 a.m., then greeting a man, who picks up her leash and delivers her to two males standing on a street corner at 11:50. One minute later, the two males walk her toward the alley. Eight minutes later, the poor puppy appears onscreen, engulfed in flames.

After a second trial, the two accused once again walked from their crime due to a botched police investigation, uncooperative witnesses and a lackadaisical jury.

THANK YOU very much to Diane for sponsoring this memorial.


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  • Created by: Maggie Mac
  • Added: 7 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65345545
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Phoenix (2007–31 May 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65345545, ; Maintained by Maggie Mac (contributor 46490509) Cremated, Other.