“Ever since they were little, they’ve always been mean to our dogs and cats,” mom Laurie McDougall said. “Their father wouldn’t let us leave them home alone with the pets. And now this has happened. They’re sick, they need help.”

The details in this particular case are unclear at this time, but as far as we can tell, these twins from Providence, Rhode Island have a long and sordid history of animal abuse. According to their mother Laurie, who hysterically spoke at length to a local reporter, this is not the first time her twins, Julie and Paul McDougall, have hurt an animal.

Paul McDougall claims their three dogs attacked him and his sister. He said that he defended himself and stabbed each animal. One dog later died of his injuries.

But we’re not so sure about all of that…

Check it out from Turn To 10:

A brother and sister were charged with animal cruelty after three dogs were stabbed and one of them died.

 Rhode Island State Police said Julie and Paul McDougall were each charged with one felony count of cruelty to animals and two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.

Joe Warzycha, of the RISPCA, told NBC 10 News that Paul McDougall waited more than seven hours before he took the dog that was most severely injured to a vet and when he did, the dog was already dead.

“Immediately following the incident, he put the dog into the dog crate, ran some errands, took care of some other personal things and seven hours later, made the determination to bring the dog to Ocean State [Veterinary Specialists.]”

The brother and sister surrendered to state police Tuesday and were arraigned in Providence District Court. They were released pending their next hearing.

We definitely find the older boy’s account of the incident suspect, especially when it’s considered in light of his mother’s comments made on the local news. From looking at their senior graduation photo, these twins just have a scary look to them.

It’s almost like they’re glaring at the camera.

Hopefully, justice will be served in this case and the truth will come out. We would like to see them get some serious jail time, some therapy, and be restricted from owning any animals in the future.

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