DeShawn Quatrail Brown Stabbing and setting on fire a dog named Mercy Dallas, TX April 14, 2006



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2 young men found the bleeding and terrified dog tied to a tree near an apartment complex at Preston and Belt Line Roads.  The dog was taken to the Operation Kindness Shelter at 3201 Earhart Dr. in Carrolton, for veterinary care.  She was later transferred to the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center and underwent surgery to remove most of her burned ears and begin the painful debridement treatment.

Brown, age 21 was arrested on May 4, 2006 and charged in the death of a 10-month old pit bull puppy named Mercy.  If convicted, Brown could serve up to 2 years in prison for the felony charge.

Brown originally told Dallas Police that the dog had bumped into a grill and caught herself on fire.  After examination by the veterinarian and animal control it was determined that Brown had lied.  3 Witnesses also came forward and this led to Browns arrest.

Brown's bail was dropped from $50,000 to $2,500 for the torture of Brandy (renamed Mercy by her rescuers)

Mercy was found on 4/14/06 (Good Friday) in a wooded area behind the Rock Creek Apartment Complex in North Dallas.  She had been doused with gasoline, set on fire and stabbed.  Mercy went though several surgeries but was unable to pull through, she died on 4/23/06 as a result of her injuries.

Mercy was burned over 60 percent of her body.  Her ears had to be amputated.  Initially there was a $10,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person repressible for torturing and ultimately killing Mercy.

Please write to The Dallas County District Attorney, Bill Hill at  Frank Crowley Courts Building, 133 N. Industrial blvd., LB19, Dallas, TX  75207-4399 a polite letter asking that DeShawn Brown be prosecuted to the full extent of the law in the torture and murder of Mercy.

Please also sign the petitions for justice for Mercy at and at

Update 8/4/06:

The 21-year-old Dallas man, Deshawn Brown, accused of stabbing his pit bull mix in the neck before dousing it with gasoline and setting it ablaze attacked the animal because he was upset that it would not mate with another dog, according to court records released Thursday, August 3rd.

A Grand Jury indicted Brown on a third-degree felony charge of animal cruelty stemming from the April abuse of the dog, known widely in media reports as "Mercy," although court records indicate her name was actually "Brandy." If convicted, Mr. Brown faces two to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.


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