Skip to comments.Man Gets Prison For Stabbing Niece's Dog (9 years!)
Posted on 07/28/2006 10:18:14 AM PDT by Abathar
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles man has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for stabbing his niece's German shepherd between the eyes.
The dog survived the November attack.
The judge issued the maximum sentence to Hugo Vargas Garcia, despite a defense attorney's plea that he is a paranoid schizophrenic.
The dog's owner, Judy Ream, and her husband testified during the trial that they saw Garcia plunge a Swiss Army knife into their 2-year-old dog's skull because he was upset by its barking. Ream pleaded with the judge to show no leniency, contending that Garcia showed no remorse.
Garcia did not hear his sentence because the judge ordered him removed from the courtroom for repeatedly screaming at the prosecutor.
Well, was it YOUR cow?
Moreover, the dog lived.
Many child molesters and rapists get out of prison in far less time than that. These overzealous judges need to be put on a short leash.
However, coming out of L.A. county, I'm not surprised by the sentence.
Nope, the thing just wandered in my pasture so....... :-)
Step right up folks, and see the amazing Ursa, the bearded two-legged dog monster!
She has no body! Just two legs and a very unhappy look on her face ('cause her weird Mom made her wear this stupid hat.)
Wasn't life hard enough without the hat? :~)
Uh oh...russlin' ;)
Amen to that!
Re your post 15, now do you think that if this judge could make this sentence (and it sticks), don't you think that he is acting within the law? Your cows are anothing matter, don't you think?
I have an entire series, action shots if you will, of her taking the hat off with her paw and then taking the hat to her 'lair' for a disposal.
A very appropriate sentence in my opinion. Now, if judges would just hand down that hard a sentence when criminals abuse children, the world would be a much better place.
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