Screenshot from video on the Brevard Sheriff YouTube channel
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Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey says that a woman was captured on video drowning her dog in a pool.
The sheriff said that "the video that we have of her drowning her little chihuahua is the most horrific thing I've ever seen in my life. There is a special place in hell for this woman. Until she gets there, she's gonna rot in our jail."
Ivey said that after drowning the animal, the woman recorded the creature floating in the water, and slammed the dog on the deck several times.
He said that she left "the dog on the sofa for several days," then took to social media, "holding the dog up, showing people what she's done."
Ivey said, "if I hear as much that she has a pet rock, I will lose my crap because this woman doesn't deserve to have anything. She deserves to rot in jail."
The drowning occurred in October, but authorities recently learned about it when the woman's roommate gave them the video, Ivey said.
A graphic at the conclusion of Ivey's video indicates that the woman, Erica Black, faces one count of felony animal cruelty.
The sheriff also said that Black is already in jail "for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, where she stabbed a 68-year-old man twice."
An affidavit for arrest warrant posted by Law&Crime indicates that Black said she stabbed her roommate in self-defense, but that video footage "refutes Ms. Black's claim of self-defense."
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People commenting on the Brevard County Sheriff Facebook page praised Ivey and expressed contempt for Black.
"OMG, that made me cry without the video, what a great sheriff we have here! Hope she rots in jail," one person commented.
"Wow!! She is sick. Thank you Sheriff Ivey. I hope she does rot in jail," another person wrote.
"God bless you and what you do for these innocent fur babies!! We need more officers like you!" another person declared.
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.