On February 14, 2015, Cassius Aden Mankin and several others entered the property of Bob and Carol Falk, stole their pet emu, Miss Molly, punched out her
eyes, and choked her to death. On April 14, 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.
Mankin’s jury trial was twice postponed, but on April 21, 2016, he waived the right of trial by jury and pled guilty to felony Cruelty to Livestock
Animals as charged in The State of Texas v. Cassius Aden Mankin. For his crime, Mankin has been sentenced to 3 years Community Supervision including 160
hours Community Service. He was fined $2,000, charged $2,400 Restitution to Bob and Carol Falk and a $60 Crime Stopper fee plus $249 Court Costs.
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.