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“We’ve had some weird cases over the years,” said Lawrence County (Ala.) Sheriff Gene Mitchell, “but this is just top of the line.” Johnny Parker says his wife Anita, 43, had told him she was pregnant with a boy. She would never let him accompany her to the doctor, using one excuse after another. Seven months later she called him to say she was cramping and had called 911. He rushed home to find her covered with blood. Anita told him she had a miscarriage — and had flushed the baby down the toilet. At the hospital, doctors had disturbing news: “She wasn’t pregnant. She never has been pregnant,” Parker said. “I guess she pushed her belly out all the time, because she looked like she was.” When he got home later, he realized his dog was missing. Anita, police say, killed the Chihuahua for its blood and chunks of tissue, which she spread around the bed to look like a miscarriage. Its mutilated body was in the trash. Parker got it around the time the “pregnancy” started. “It hurts like crap, man, about my dog. I loved that dog, man.” (RC/WAFF Huntsville) ...And the picture of “What’s wrong with Anita” gets clearer.
Original Publication Date: 19 June 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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