High court denies Houston couple's request to dismiss federal charges in 'animal crush video' case


A Houston couple accused of creating and distributing "animal crush videos" will be tried in federal court after the U.S. Supreme court declined to hear their request to dismiss federal charges, officials said Tuesday. According to a federal grand jury indictment, Nicole Richards, 24, and Brent Justice, 53, created and distributed at least eight videos, which show puppies, chickens and kittens being tortured and killed, images designed to satisfy sexual urges of those who watch them.

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