SIMPSONVILLE, South Carolina — Some people argue that the GOP leadership has lost its mind. In this case, they’d be right.
The former head of the South Carolina Republican Party has been arrested for allegedly murdering his mother’s dog with his bare hands and then telling cops that God told him to do it.
Todd Kincannon, 37, told officers: “I’m the second coming of Christ and I got a command from God to do it.”
Simpsonville Police were called on July 26 to Kincannon’s parent’s house, where he was living. There they found him walkin out of the house covered in blood and dog hair and wearing only his underwear.
His mother had locked herself inside a bathroom because she said she was “absolutely terrified” of Kincannon who killed her dog “with his bare hands,” according to The State newspaper.
In addition to claiming God made him do it, Kincannon told cops,“that every 1,000 years there needs to be a sacrifice and blood must be spilt.”
According to the arrest warrant, Kincannon “intentionally, willfully, maliciously, cruelly and needlessly” mutilated his mother’s 10-year-old beagle-cattle dog mix named Bailey. Investigators say Kincannon choked and stabbed the medium-sized dog multiple times with two knives.
He was taken to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation and charged with ill treatment of animals.
Kincannon was the executive director and general counsel of the state Republican Party from 20024 until 2010. He had been well known in South Carolina for sending incendiary tweets about slain teen Trayvon Martin and attacking Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.
In 2013, Kincannon’s Twitter account was temporarily suspended for his fiery tweets.
In 2015, Knicannon was charged with criminal domestic violence, for threatening to kill his wife and himself, According to a report from that incident, Kincannon “threatened to kill himself, his then wife, and her family,” WYFF-4 reported. Later in 2015, Kincannon’s law license was suspended.