ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- The mother of a woman, who authorities said set a dog on fire, spoke exclusively with Fox 2's Anthony Kiekow on the same night hundreds of outraged people gathered for a ceremony to remember the dog.
"Brownie's" ashes were spread across Lafayette Park.
"Brownie is in a better place now," Stray Rescue of St. Louis Founder Randy Grim said. "He is loved now, but he was not loved before."
Brownie was found last month at a home on Cote Brilliant Ave.
Adrienne Martin is accused of killing the dog.
She is in jail and her bond is set at $50,000.
However, her mother told Fox 2 that she is "innocent."
"I know she didn't do it, and there isn't any doubt," Jackie Martin said. "She wasn't even around that night."
She is facing two felony charges.
"We want this to be a message that we will not tolerate people who hurt animals," Grim said.