Dog Cloning, Mormon Kidnapping Former Beauty Queen also Sought on Bizarre Theft Charges

August 16, 2008 at 3:21 pm 4 comments

As if it couldn’t get any weirder….

(Joyce) Bernann McKinney sold her house to get the money to clone her beloved pitbull Booger – and put herself into the international limelight.  As reported by the TimesOnLineUK:

The publicity led to her identification as the fugitive suspect in the sensational British case of the alleged kidnapping and rape of a Mormon missionary in 1977.

It is alleged that the former Miss Wyoming stalked the missionary, a former lover she met at university in America, to a tabernacle in East Ewell, Surrey, and kidnapped him and held him in a cottage in Devon. The 17st missionary, Kirk Anderson, claimed that the petite beauty queen tied him to the bed with mink-trimmed handcuffs and forced him to have sex.

Now, according to the TimesOnLineUK:

The “manacled Mormon” kidnapper who was exposed after cloning her pet pitbull terrier in South Korea is wanted on burglary charges involving a three-legged horse in the United States.

Joyce McKinney is accused of telling a 15-year-old boy to break into a house in Tennessee so that she could get money to buy a false leg for her beloved horse, her lawyer said.

Ms McKinney, 58, was charged in 2004 with criminal conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

A story in today’s Telegraph states:

David Crockett, Miss McKinney’s lawyer in the Tennessee case, said she hoped to get money to buy a false leg for the animal. “She loved it dearly,” he said.

He said he had not heard from his client since she missed a court appearance for the alleged 2004 offence but after seeing media coverage of the dog cloning, said he was certain she and the dog lover calling herself Bernann McKinney were the same person.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Gina Spadafori  |  August 16, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    To say that woman has “issues” is a grave understatement.

  • 2. Dorene  |  August 17, 2008 at 1:05 am

    I think you’re distracting us so you don’t have to share the detegent recipe! ;-D

  • 3. eb  |  August 14, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Your article is libelous and defamatory. Ms. McKinney was never even charged with rape in England, thus she was never convicted. Nor did she burglarize a house. You will be sued for slander if you do NOT remove this offensive filth. You should find out the facts before slandering an innocent woman.

  • 4. SmartDogs  |  August 14, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Dear Anonymous Commenter from Atlanta where Ms. McKinney lives:

    This post simply re-posts quotes pulled directly from major news outlets with very minor amounts of original text tying them together. Since the circulation of Times and the Telegraph include millions of people and only a few hundred people read my blog, (and because their pockets are immensely deeper than those of an underemployed dog trainer) I would kindly suggest that you’d probably be better off suing them.

    If you read this carefully you will see that we simply pulled referenced quotes from news stories and commented that the story was “bizarre” and “weird” as did thousands – if not millions – of other blogs, forums, newsgroups, television programs, etc.

    Also, I am not an attorney but I believe that slander specifically refers to defamatory spoken statements.

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