OKLAHOMA CITY -- The gruesome death of this 15-year-old tabby cat is incredibly disturbing. Charges of animal cruelty have been filed against 20-year-old Angelina Barnes in the Oklahoma County district court after authorities say Barnes mutilated the family cat.
Barnes' relative arrived at their home on 158th in Northwest Oklahoma City to total darkness.
"There were things done to the house like covering light switches with duct tape so she wouldn't be able to turn on the light," OKC MSgt. Gary Knight said.
The court affidavit says Barnes was found in an outfit she planned to wear to the Lady Gaga concert; a long coat and streaks of what turned out to be cat blood on her face.
"This person [Barnes' relative] became very afraid that the suspect was going to try to do harm to her," MSgt. Knight said.
Records show Barnes then asked for help and was taken to the hospital where she threatened a male nurse with a piece of glass.
Back at home, investigators found purple hair dye and blood all over the bathroom along with the cat that had been drowned; sliced down the belly, eyes mutilated, the cat's liver was found in a makeup case on counter.
Neighbors say they are shocked and hope the troubled young woman gets help.
"They came and introduced themselves and said 'hi' and were real friendly," one neighbor said.
We know that Barnes had been diagnosed with depression but those around her say this violent behavior was completely out of character.
Barnes is currently receiving treatment at Griffin Memorial Hospital.