BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The trial of twin brothers accused of setting a pit bull on fire in 2009 has been postponed. A new trial date has not been confirmed.

Travers and Tremayne Johnson were scheduled to go on trial for a second time Friday after a mistrial in February.

The twins were 17 when they were accused of burning a female pit bull, later nicknamed Phoenix, so badly on May 27, 2009, that the dog had to be euthanized. The case revived attention on animal abuse in Baltimore and provoked outrage from animal-welfare advocates.

In its wake, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake established an Anti-Animal Abuse Task Force.

In the first trial, prosecutors failed to secure a guilty verdict after a single juror rejected the evidence against the Johnsons, resulting in a hung jury.

Comments (11)
  1. Tonya says:

    Burn the twins and then let them suffer awhile before you euthanize them! That’s the justice that should be done here.

  2. T says:

    One of the twins has since been arrested for attempted murder.

    1. Josh says:

      Really, I am so shocked (saracastic)

  3. Phillip says:

    Kill them both, slowly!!!

  4. Bernard Mc Kernan says:

    This is the governments way of trying to dispose of the problem. In the meantime, both of these Coons have been arrested for various charges, one for murder. How do we say pull the plug!!

  5. Phillip says:

    Burn their private parts off with blowtorches, then burn them alive!

  6. common sense says:

    common sense would tell you that the prosecution does not have enough evidence to go to trial. these kids have issues but i think the state jumped the gun on arresting these brothers. truth is they may not be the actual perps..oh well..still think its cruel to not have euthanized this animal..burn victims go through a lot of pain..why put an animal through this..senseless.

    1. hey says:

      Read the article again the dog was euthanized

    2. Bernard Mc Kernan says:

      Common sense, It’s pretty obvious that common sense is what you’re lacking. The problem with this case is that a trial in Balto city will result in a mistrial, not guilty or hung jury cause the Coons kin & Brotha’s & sista’s won’t find them guilty. It’s called Black man’s revenge against Whitey chump.

  7. Dewey says:

    Unbelievable!!!! I thought those DEMONS were already convicted!!!!! My goodness, Baltimore appears to be the most evil grounds- one would dare to, ever step foot. So many other animal abuse cases, including torture to animals, have since occurred- in that City! Sick, Sick, Sick!!! The judicial system should find these” useless, wastes of space”- a place in prison because that is where they belong. Better yet- “Eye for an eye”. I just hope the low IQ jury sees that justice is served. . STOP THESE DEMONS- THEY ARE CRUEL & EVIL!!!

  8. Phillip says:

    Peel the skin off of them, slowly. Torture them to death!!! Make them die slowly!!!

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