- Indiana, USA -
On the early morning of Wednesday, May 10, 2023, the Evansville Fire Department responded to a home in the 200 block of East Iowa Street, just a few blocks away from North Main Street.
WFIE reports that 42-years-old AMANDA KAY DECKARD (pictured), had called 911 to report that she started the fire.
Upon arrival, firefighters found DECKARD on the porch with cuts to her arms.
Sadly, inside the home, firefighters found three pet lizards who had been beaten to death.
A firefighter sustained minor injuries “when a wooden board fell on him while he fought the fire” and two “neighboring homes were also damaged by the flames”, reports WFIE.
DECKARD is facing three felony counts of torturing or mutilating a vertebrate animal and arson. She is being held on a $10,000 bond.
Authorities did not disclose the furbabies’ names, so I took the liberty of naming them Fleur, Leaf, and Lotus for the tribute image. Should their given names be made public, I will rectify them accordingly.
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DECKARD’s mugshot shared from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office.