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Originally Posted February 21, 2021
by Robert Baty
This article intends to supplement the articles on this site at the following links and memorialize the comments made by Laurel Burchell on the Weld County (Greeley), CO Sheriff’s page regarding the animal abuse/neglect case involving her daughter Halina Morley.
Link to thread on Sheriff’s page from which comments below have been taken:
(Excerpts from Comments Section)
From Kerry O’Sullivan – February 20, 2021 – 5:40 PM MT
Pathetic, egregious, uncivilized Colorado laws are encouraging this since there are no consequences for this behavior, allowing mentally impaired individuals to torture living creatures. I am beyond disgusted and infuriated.
From Laurel Burchell – February 20, 2021 – 9:57 PM MT
Kerry O’Sullivan, it’s a lie.
From Amy Heller – February 20, 2021 – 6:55 PM MT
9 deceased animals. Shame on you!!!!!!! Are you just waiting for the other animals to succumb, so you can go collect their dead bodies to test? It is absolutely clear that these animals starved to death or died from exposure. Ugh. This has been such a frustrating, upsetting, and devastating situation. Again, I say– SHAME ON YOU!!!
From Laurel Burchell – February 20, 2021 – 10:04 PM MT
Amy Heller, why are you lying. She feeds them appropriately. They are fed and watered daily. People post that she lets 24 hours pass before feeding. Wrong! The camera doesn’t film her when she is there in the dark.
From Amy Heller – February 20, 2021 – 10:07 PM MT
You need psychiatric help.
From Laurel Burchell – February 20, 2021 – 10:08 PM MT
Amy Heller, why libel me?
From Cynthia Montoya – February 20, 2021 – 7:18 PM MT
Wait a minute!!! So only infectious disease spread constitutes abuse and neglect!?!?! Let me help you…NEGLECT by definition is “FAILURE TO BE CARED FOR PROPERLY”. Please DO YOUR JOB! I’m appalled!
From Laurel Burchell – February 20, 2021 – 10:06 PM MT
Cynthia Montoya, she cared for them appropriately. Food and water and shelter.
From Laurel Burchell – February 20, 2021 – 10:07 PM MT
It’s funny that the 25 bales of hay that was brought in a couple of days ago hasn’t been mentioned.
From Sarah Zielinski Wasinger – February 20, 2021 – 7:59 PM MT
Thank you for intervening, but please don’t let the remaining animals suffer any longer or you will be removing more carcasses as their condition worsens. Please expedite the investigation and get these animals to safety. The owner’s past removal of animals for cruelty should be an indicator that this is not a misunderstanding or a correctable problem.
From Laurel Burchell – February 20, 2021 – 9:59 PM MT
Sarah Zielinski Wasinger, she has never been charged with animal cruelty or abuse. Don’t libel her.
From Chris Miller – February 20, 2021 – 7:40 PM MT
Those are an awful long list of civil issues followed by a crime that needs to be proven. They don’t seem like people I’d like to associate with no but still due process MUST happen to convict her of those things if found to be true.
From Laurel Burchell – February 20, 2021 – 9:54 PM MT
Chris Miller you’re the only one on this site with any intelligence.
They are trying to destroy my daughter’s life with lies and exaggerations.
From Lauren Eyer – February 20, 2021 – 10:23 PM MT
Laurel Burchell, you have NO BUSINESS commenting on these things!! All you’re doing is supporting your daughter! Get the hell out of here!! Don’t you have more important things to do than sitting on your computer in California being a keyboard pirate????
From Laurel Burchell – February 20, 2021 – 10:25 PM MT
Lauren Eyer, don’t you have anything better to do?
From Lauren Eyer – February 20, 2021 – 10:28 PM MT
Laurel Burchell, you’re sitting behind a computer not doing anything except being a keyboard pirate. You don’t even live here. Let your daughter fight her own battles.
From Lauren Eyer – February 20, 2021 – 10:42 PM MT
Laurel Burchell oh and btw, I DO have better things to do, like sitting outside your daughters, “area” protesting. I live 10 mins from her. I have family out here in CO who can take your daughter’s neglected animals in.
I’m an activist and WILL BE HEARD. Watch me, oh wait, you can’t, because you’re in California.
From Laurel Burchell – February 21, 2021 – 12:46 AM MT
Chris Miller what she is guilt of is not removing dead animals though It is not a crime. It was tough on the 4 men that removed them this morning. She had offers of help but they were all no show. She feeds and waters them daily. The person in the house that records her is a liar. She usually goes twice a day to care for the animals. The video apparently does not record at night time.
I do fault the Sheriffs department somewhat. Halina did not receive any help from them when skulls were bashed in. She received no help when the vicious dogs attacked her animals. She received no help when the vicious dog tore her dog to shreds. (I paid over $400 to have the dog stitched up.) She received no help when the water was shut off. She received no help when threatened by gun toting criminals. It goes on.
She never threatened the landlord, nor did I. In fact she walked up to us when out at the farm. She questioned me about my grandson. The next day CPS was questioning Halina about him. Weld County is a dangerous place to live. I have never encountered hatefulness from people in California as I have in Colorado.
From Laurel Burchell – February 21, 2021 – 12:51 AM MT
Chris Miller, who you want to associate with is not important to this issue. Due process is.
From Laurel Burchell – February 21, 2021 – 12:53 AM MT
Chris Miller, hopefully vindication will go through the courts.
From Kimberly Zellner – February 21, 2021 – 2:05 AM MT
Laurel Burchell, why would she have been helped when the water was shut off when she isn’t paying bills? The owner has been trying to her off the property for months because she isn’t paying!!! Then you have someone offer $20,000 and you wanted to be greedy and let more animals suffer! Enough is enough this is the second time in a decade your daughter has been accused of doing this and there’s more evidence now then there was the last time.
From Laurel Burchell – February 21, 2021 – 2:06 AM MT
Kimberly Zellner, you don’t know what you’re talking about.
From Kimberly Zellner – February 21, 2021 – 2:20 AM MT
Laurel Burchell, yes I do. There is a difference between protecting your child from people who are trying to “smear her name” and making excuses for their horrid actions. You are making excuses. She has been offered plenty of help that she has been refusing since this all started, all from legitimately good people/organizations who wanted to help and now your trying to say that the county failed her? No, your daughter failed her self and those animals or else she would not be getting all the attention she is from AROUND the world.
From Laurel Burchell – February 21, 2021 – 2:25 AM MT
Kimberly Zellner, around the world hahaha! You don’t know the truth.
From Laurel Burchell – February 21, 2021 – 2:25 AM MT
Kimberly Zellner, well water.
From Laurel Burchell – February 21, 2021 – 2:27 AM MT
Kimberly Zellner, these people are attacking her 6 year old son.
From Laurel Burchell – February 21, 2021 – 2:33 AM MT
Denise McNamara Ellington, have you read the entire exchange between the person and I about money. I was approached.
No one has contacted her about providing food. She is buying food herself. Who offered to remove the carcasses? Did they contact her directly?
From Ashley Cooper – February 21, 2021 – 4:01 AM MT
Laurel Burchell, you both have a history of mental illnesses your daughters kid was taken by cps and now you have him. Abd apparently you have cps involvement now to according to what you have told me a few months ago. You are vile this is a repeated pattern. No one should ever sell animals to you or your kid. You are probably the reason she is so messed up in the head. You both are sick. These animals are suffering yet you don’t care. That in its self says a lot. You have a long history of mental health issues and so does your kid.
From Laurel Burchell – February 21, 2021 – 4:02 AM MT
Ashley Cooper, you are a liar.
From Ashley Cooper – February 21, 2021 – 4:06 AM MT
Laurel Burchell, I have the court documents of the horses she neglected.
Randy Davis, has a bunch more proving this is a history and a pattern of behavior.
From Laurel Burchell – February 21, 2021 – 4:07 AM MT
Ashley Cooper, who cares what you have. You had your children taken twice, that’s right, two times. Get a life!
From Ashley Cooper – February 21, 2021 – 4:08 AM MT
Laurel Burchell, let me go dig for those documents I will send to the sheriff’s office tomorrow. That way they can see this is a pattern and not just someone down on there luck. You forget the comments you made about that on Randy Davis’s post as well.
From Ashley Cooper – February 21, 2021 – 4:11 AM MT
Laurel Burchell, yup and I got them back even when you called on me lol I still have my kids. Why because I got the help I needed. There would be no way I’d let my animals starve to death or anything else like that. If I had this many I’d make sure I could afford to take care of them. If I could not anymore if give them to someone that could. This is sick and this is a pattern.
From Laurel Burchell – February 21, 2021 – 4:46 AM MT
Ashley Cooper, you are the stupidest person I’ve ever run across and a liar. I never called CPS on you.
From Ashley Cooper – February 21, 2021 – 5:12 AM MT
Laurel Burchell, what ever you threaten it then they showed up regardless I don’t care because nothing came of it. I’m still on vacation with my kids. This is to show how unstable you are and thatt your daughter is unstable. This is a pattern with her and she needs psychiatric help in my opinion. I don’t care about her or you. Those animals need justice. Your kid is sick.
From Ashley Cooper – February 21, 2021 – 5:15 AM MT
Laurel Burchell, says the one who’s kid has a hording issue and is just not a good person at all. Your kid needs help dude like for real.
From Laurel Burchell – February 21, 2021 – 7:58 AM MT
Ashley Cooper, how many people have you called the FBI on. So ridiculous. I’ve talked to you about always running your mouth. It makes you look foolish.
From Ashley Cooper – February 21, 2021 – 8:47 AM MT
Laurel Burchell, girl that’s about a whole nother case, lol. That has to do with fraud on the internet and so on. This is about your kid and the many issues you both have that this is not a first time with animals being neglected or abused. This a a pattern and your kid needs help. These animals need to be surrendered to a sanctuary.
From Laurel Burchell – February 21, 2021 – 8:50 AM MT
Ashley Cooper, grow up. I don’t have a “kid.”
From Ashley Cooper – February 21, 2021 – 8:55 AM MT
Laurel Burchell, lol bahaha. So your daughter is no longer your daughter that is responsible for the death of these animals and the abuse and neglect done to them? Halina is your kid and because of you this is how she has turned out.
From Ashley Cooper – February 21, 2021 – 8:59 AM MT
Laurel Burchell, no, people are not attacking her six year old son. I said he was removed from her by cps because mental health is an ongoing issue. In my opinion from what I have seen. Your kid needs serious help yet refuses to accept it except on her terms and then tried to extort money from ppl. This is disgusting and unacceptable. You as her mother has failed her and failed to hold her accountable for these horrendous actions.
From Laurel Burchell – February 21, 2021 – 9:01 AM MT
Ashley Cooper, grow up and leave me alone.
From Ashley Cooper – February 21, 2021 – 9:04 AM MT
Laurel Burchell, girl I would have, yet you still keep coming back. I need to go find that document to show this is a pattern.
From Sf Tay – February 21, 2021 – 9:20 AM MT
Amy Heller, do not let her bully you. A long extensive history is at Kent Hovind’s Worst Nightmare facebook.
From Shelby Wardlaw – February 21, 2021 – 10:59 AM MT
Laurel Burchell, GTFO OUT OF HERE! YOU ARE OWNER OF THESE ANIMLAS WITH YOUR DAUGHTER. GET OFF THE PAGE WHERE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO HELP THE ANIMALS YOU TWO ARE FORCING TO SUFFER!
From Laurel Burchell – February 21, 2021 – 12:45 PM MT
Shelby Wardlaw, all that is being done is inflaming the situation.
From Laurel Burchell – February 21, 2021 – 12:49 PM MT
Sf Tay, I noticed you toned down. Too late!
From Sf Tay – February 21, 2021 – 12:53 PM MT
Let me fix that! BEWARE! GO TO KENT HOVIND’S WORST NIGHTMARE FB PAGE! EXTENSIVE ARCHIVE AVAILABLE!
From Shelby Wardlaw – February 21, 2021 – 1:01 PM MT
Laurel Burchell, you two deserve to be in jail. Maybe a mental health hospital if you can’t grasp the horrible condition these poor animals are in.
(End comments from Sheriff’s FaceBook page.)
It has now come to my attention that Laurel Burchell has been quite active over the last few hours in a FaceBook thread on the “First Gentleman Maron Reis” page at:
(Go to link above to review those comments.)
Laurel Burchell mentions above that 25 bales of hay were delivered. She has just contacted me via Messenger with an explanation as shown below in the screenshot.
Update February 22, 2021
Laurel Burchell has made her appearance in the “Kent Hovind’s Worst Nightmare” FaceBook group and has offered to answer questions. We’ll see how that might go.
There was considerable amount of banter with Laurel by other members of the above referenced group. Laurel and I had additional private, Messenger, exchanges as noted below.
Update February 23, 2021
More FaceBook Messenger chat between Laurel & me:
Denver 7News Update
Update February 24, 2021
(Go to above link for video from which images below were taken.)
Link to post below from the “Kent Hovind’s Worst Nightmare” FaceBook group:
Link to broadcast referenced in post below:
Halina Morley’s upcoming court dates shown below. The first one relates to a restraining order and the second one, I believe, relates to the eviction proceedings.
Update February 25, 2021
Link to post illustrated below:
Link to broadcast referenced below:
This was precipitated by the Weld County Sheriff’s comments reported above critical of those interested in the animals’ welfare.
Link to FaceBook post below which notes it is Halina Morley who has filed a restraining order against the property owner.
Update from Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary
Update February 26, 2021
Update April 1, 2021