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HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man and woman are jailed on federal and state charges that they made and distributed videos of living animals being tortured and killed.

The seven-count federal grand jury indictment accuses Ashley Nicole Richards and Brent Justice of making eight videos of puppies, chickens and kittens being tortured and killed. If convicted on all five “animal crush” charges and two obscenity counts, the pair could be sentenced to up to 45 years in prison.

Both already faced state animal cruelty charges. Richards, who’s 22, is in Harris County Jail in Houston with bonds totaling $290,000. Justice, who’s 51, is jailed on $15,000 bond. A Justice Department statement says both will be transferred to federal custody.

Defense attorneys for both didn’t respond to messages seeking comment.

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