Woman accused of frying grandmother's goldfish alive

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A Massachusetts woman who cooked a dozen goldfish in a frying pan has been arrested on multiple charges.

Following a dispute, Jessica Baughman, aged 21 from Watertown, allegedly removed 12 goldfish from an aquarium belonging to her grandmother Vera Nicols (63). She then placed the fish into a frying pan and cooked them on a stove until they were all dead.

She is also alleged to have broken a wooden structure of a wolf belonging to Ms Nicholls and pushing her during an argument.

Baughman was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second degree harassment.

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