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Friday, October 26, 2007


A dog-loving judge threw the book at a Charleston, S.C., man for tossing a puppy off a three-story-high apartment balcony during an argument with his girlfriend.

Circuit Judge Edward Cottingham, who has owned nine dogs, sentenced Javon Patrick Morris, 22, to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to animal cruelty for throwing the 10-week-old puppy over the balcony. The dog was in a soft carrier and suffered head injuries in the fall. It had to be euthanized.

Cottingham was incensed that Morris would commit such a cruel act on a helpless animal "just because he was mad at someone," and added two years probation and anger-management counseling to Morris' sentence once he gets out.
Morris will be eligible for parole in 20 months.

Cottingham said he was obligated to impose the tough sentence, and that he wanted to "send a message to all dog-lovers that we are going to protect that interest in our courtrooms."

Too bad he didn't take it one step farther and have the creep hung by his ankles from the roof of the prison every day of his sentence.

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Anonymous proofreader said...

sadly, as warped as our justice system is pertaining to being harsher on animal abusers vs. human abusers, I bet he'd do less time if he tossed his woman off that same balcony. Glad to see you are recycling some of your chihuahua photos and that reminds me how quickly Thanksgiving is approaching! :}

Fri Oct 26, 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the judge a vegetarian? What does he think of helpless chickens being slaughtered for his lunch? Chickens are animals too!

Fri Oct 26, 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Looks like one of those turkeys escaped the hunting lodge ( or didn't).

Mon Oct 29, 09:43:00 PM  

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