Fundraiser announced to help with medical costs of double-murder victim's dog
The man accused of a double-murder in Whitfield County will appear in court for the first time on Tuesday.
Krystal Spainhour was one of the two women killed in the incident.
Her funeral will be handled by Shawn Chapman Funeral Home in Chatsworth.
According to the obituary, the funeral is set for Thursday at 1 p.m.
Spainhour and her mother, Judy Potts, died from blunt force trauma to the head and multiple stab wounds.
Michael Townsend called 911 last week and admitted to killing the two women.
A dog named "Kentucky" was also badly beaten when Potts and Spainhour were killed.
A medical rescue non-profit named Rescue Dogs Rock NYC has taken custody of Kentucky. She was taken to a 24-hour emergency vet hospital in Hartwell, Georgia after she was found near the incident.
Jackie O’Sullivan is the co-founder of the non-profit.
"She's very nervous, stressed out so she is on some tranquilizers, she has been very tense, very tired," O'Sullivan said. "You know she did suffer contusions to her chest area and some broken ribs, so she is also on pain medication."
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC has set up a fundraiser to help with medical costs.
Townsend is charged with two counts of murder along with several other charges. He is scheduled to appear in court on January 15.
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