Who is Margaret Kinsella? Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Drowning Her Dog

Margaret Kinsella Bio – Wiki

Margaret Kinsella is a woman from Florida. She is accused of intentionally drowning her dog in the bathtub and is now facing a felony charge of animal cruelty. Her father name is Donald Ashby Kinsella, who passed away in February of 2018. Meg’s” husband’s first name was Steven, but an obituary for him does not appear to be available online.

Margaret Kinsella Age

She is 43 years old as of 2020.

Work and Background

Margaret has been working in the home construction industry for nearly two decades, primarily in sales roles. Kinsella previously worked at a company called Montgomery’s Carpets Plus.

Margaret Kinsella Drowning Her Dog

Margaret Kinsella had drowned her pet because the animal would not stop barking and had bitten her. She added that she had been under increased stress due to recent deaths in her family. The death of the dog occurred on November 5, 2019.

Kinsella took her brown Labrador out of its kennel for a walk. When she returned, she took the dog into the bathroom. Asia said he heard loud screaming from the bathroom and cracked the door open to ask Kinsella if she needed help. She declined any help.

Less than 3 minutes later, Kinsella and the dog both screaming again, but louder this time. He opened the bathroom door fully and saw the dog floating in the bathtub. Asia told deputies that he rushed in, lifted the dog out of the tub and placed it on the bathroom floor.

She confessed to drowning her dog on purpose. She told investigators that she had been depressed and disturbed for the past year. She attributed the recent death of her father and husband to the cause.

She said the dog has been adding to her anxiety as she is always barking. He also said that on that occasion the dog was known for biting it. Kinsella said she was furious when she finally drowned the dog. Kinsella was then taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Margaret Kinsella Arrested

Kinsella was arrested on a charge of Aggravated Animal Cruelty. Kinsella posted $5,000 bond and was released from custody. Margaret Kinsella could face a fine of $10,000 and up to five years in prison if convicted of aggravated animal cruelty. The statute is described in the Florida legal code as such:

“A person who intentionally commits an act to any animal, or a person who owns or has the custody or control of any animal and fails to act, which results in the cruel death, or excessive or repeated infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering, or causes the same to be done, commits aggravated animal cruelty, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or by a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.”

 

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