Mileydis Aldana: Woman shot dead outside her home after she uploaded video of herself beheading an owl
21-year-old Mileydis Aldana was killed by a motorcycle rider outside her home months after she posted the video
A woman was shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Colombia after she sparked outrage on social media by posting a bone-chilling video of herself ruthlessly decapitating an owl on camera. 21-year-old Mileydis Aldana was killed by a motorcycle rider outside her home in Corozal, Sucre, on Sunday afternoon. According to local newspaper El Heraldo, two men on a motorcycle stopped outside the entrance of her residence in the Luis Carlos Galán neighborhood. One of the men subsequently got off the motorcycle and shot Aldana six times before fleeing the scene. Authorities said she sustained three gunshot wounds in the left arm, two in the left leg, and another in the chest. Family members rushed the victim to a nearby A&E, but she was pronounced dead upon arrival without any vital signs.
Aldana's assassination comes just six months after she gained notoriety as the "Owl Killer" for beheading a live white barn owl on camera and posting the footage online. The video sparked major backlash from animal lovers and activists.
Aldana was seen in the disturbing clip posing with the dead bird, brandishing its head as a trophy in one hand while holding the remaining carcass in the other. Local authorities reportedly interrogated her over the video after a complaint was lodged by Colombia's environmental agency. A local prosecutor, at the time, said Aldana was being investigated for animal abuse allegations.
Having said that, the motive behind Aldana's killing is yet to be established. However, it's worth noting that she had received several death threats in the days leading up to her slaying. Aldana reportedly wrote on Facebook that her life was in danger and that people were trying to kill her. Nonetheless, she did not explain why or whether she had filed a formal complaint with the authorities over the alleged threats. According to El Heraldo, Alana had several judicial notations for manufacturing, carrying, and trafficking of drugs.
In another case of twisted animal abuse last month, we reported how a 40-year old man was jailed after admitting he had sex with multiple chickens and also raped his own Great Dane dog. Shane Waters confessed that he used to sneak into a farm located in Accrington, Lancashire. The father-of-two, who worked as a supermarket stock checker, has previous convictions for abusing horses as well. The 'animal sex offender' was jailed for 30 months. Apart from his prison sentence, he was also barred from keeping or adopting any animals for life.
Waters' abuse came to light after a farmer discovered a number of dead and injured animals in a shed on September 19, 2020. After seeing the condition of the chickens at the farm and spotting some 'dead' ones, he feared “something sexual” had happened to them and called the RSPCA, before checking CCTV footage. Video showed Waters sneaking around the farms and leaving the barn at night, around 11:40 PM, according to the Lancashire Telegraph report. Officers caught Waters on September 23, 2020, after which he said, “I need help. I know what I have done. I just get these urges.” During interrogation, Waters reportedly told police that he had been on the farm on about nine previous occasions “but usually only had sex with one chicken."