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Burned Alive: Police Say Manchester Woman Put Roommates' Pet in Oven

Burned Alive: Police Say Manchester Woman Put Roommates' Pet in Oven

Firefighters say the ferret had "distinct linear burn marks" that were consistent with the shape of the oven coil.

She added: "To lose a ferret, it's like losing a kid or family".

She allegedly killed the creature to get revenge for stolen clothes.

Police in New Hampshire say Ivana Clifford, 26, told officers she cooked the beloved animal - named "Angel" - because her roommate, Cara Murray, stole her clothes. Murray tearfully told NBC 12 News. The couple added that Clifford left the building and the area after the smoke alarm went off.

Clifford was arrested at the scene and charged with one felony count of animal cruelty.

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Judge Gillian Abramson told Clifford, "These allegations display a profound sense of sadism".

Murray told NH1 that she thinks Clifford killed the ferret because it had nipped her earlier in the day, though Murray said the bite didn't draw blood. "I will not release her to the Elliot or Catholic Medical Center". It wasn't immediately known if she had a lawyer and a phone number couldn't be found for her.

Clifford now remains held in custody on $10,000 bail. If Clifford posts bail, she is not allowed to return to Murray's apartment, reports CBS Boston.

Officer Michael DeJoy and Officer Brianna Miano located and arrested Ivana Clifford, 26, of Manchester, outside of the apartment building after speaking with the owners of the dead ferret. Murray said, "I don't understand why she would do such a thing".


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