Jeanette Hawes is sad.
She has any number of reasons to be sad.
One reason she’s sad might be that her brother’s pit bull was killed.
If you’ll take a look at this story here, Jeanette Hawes in Augusta, Georgia tells the press that her neighbor didn’t have to stab her brother’s dog.
She didn’t have to go that far. She could’ve ran and called police, got help, or whatever.
I certainly agree, Jeanette Hawes.
(For posterity’s sake, and just in case the story gets lost or misplaced somehow, we’re going to copy and paste the story containing the mention of Jeanette Hawes – please forgive us, it’ll make sense later)
13-year-old Elijah Hawes was playing with his pit bull Saturday night around 9:00 at his home on Bransford Road. The dog was on a chain in the front yard when the suspect, Ginger Arthurs, was walking by with her chow mix.
“The suspect in this case was walking her dog and at some point her dog broke free and charged the dog that was on the chain, those two dogs started to fight,” Lt. Scott Peebles said.
Both owners tried to pull their dogs away from each other. Investigators said the suspect, Ginger Arthurs then pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed the pit bull a number of times.
“I was just like ‘whatcha stabbing my dog for?’ and my god brother was trying to pull him away from her,” Elijah Hawes said.
Elijah said he was shocked.
“My dog was so hurt he just let loose to the other dog and ran in the yard and died,” Hawes said.
This incident report said Arthurs took her chow dog and ran to her apartment, where she was later taken into custody, and charged with cruelty to animals.
“She didn’t have to go that far. She could’ve ran and called police, got help, or whatever,” Jeanette Hawes said.
Jeanette Hawes said her brother was devastated.
“To actually hear my brother talk about what happened to his dog and it happened right here in front of him,” Hawes said.
Elijah said he hated to see his dog die like that.
“I just can’t see how a person can stab a dog to death. Like she wanted him to die because she kept stabbing him,” Hawes said.
Ok, so stabbing a dog is bad. I get it.
After a fight with her boyfriend on the 29th of November, 2007, Jeanette Hawes took her children – one-year-old Jordon Hawes and three-year-old Shakayla Hawes – with her to a gas station she frequently visited.
She took both children with her into the bathroom, closed and locked the door.
Once the door was locked, Jeanette Hawes pulled out a steak knife and repeatedly stabbed her two children in the chest.
Then she laid down in their pooling blood and waited.
Jordon Hawes died by his mother’s hands on the floor of a gas station bathroom. Shakayla lived a bit longer, but died on the way to the hospital.
According to witnesses, Jeanette didn’t seem bothered by the fact that she’d just wiped out her family.
We seen them take one of the children out covered in a bag… the mother didn’t have any remorse. She wasn’t crying, nothing.
Jeanette Hawes has been charged with two counts of murder and with possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.
Now, answer this, Miss Jeanette Hawes: If it’s not right to stab a dog to death, why is it ok to stab your two children to death?