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