Molly the Emu: The Latest News on Her Case
The long necks and excellent periscopic vision of emus enable them to survey the land for miles in all directions at once. Emu parents incubate and raise their young together. They are very gentle birds.
IIn the Summer and Fall 2015 issues of Poultry Press, we reported how a young man in Comanche, Texas named Cassius Aden Mankin, accompanied by two or more
other adults and some juveniles, entered the property of Bob and Carol Falk on February 14, 2015, stole their pet emu, Miss Molly, punched her eyes out,
and choked her to death. On April 24, 2015, Mankin was formally indicted by the Grand Jury for the County of Comanche and charged with CRUELTY TO LIVESTOCK
ANIMALS for his intentional and knowing torture of a livestock animal. The case against Mankin, previously set for jury trial on October 5, 2015, was reset
for February 29, 2016.
Cassius Mankin is charged with felony animal
abuse for torturing and killing Miss Molly.