NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KVEO) - Two Nacogdoches County teenagers have been arrested for allegedly killing animals in a satanic type ritual.
According to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office, deputies were investigating the disappearance of a dog near County Road 769 in Nacogdoches when they made the discovery. During this time, officials received word the dog had been killed in a cult style manner.
Investigators determined the animal had been tied up and skinned on a tree. Authorities also learned a cat and three kittens were also victims of the act.
Deputies conducted interviews with two suspects in the case, where they confessed to the crimes. Investigators also found pictures and a video in possession of one of the suspects.
Mark Ainsworth,17, Delaney Walters, 18, both of Nacogdoches, were arrested on five counts of cruelty to animals charge. Both of the teens were booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail.