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Man Gets Prison For Stabbing Niece's Dog (9 years!)
The Indy Channel ^ | July 28, 2006 | AP

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.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalcruelty; animalrights; doggieping
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To: Abathar

Well, was it YOUR cow?
susie


51 posted on 07/28/2006 12:32:56 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: Abathar
I'm an animal lover just as much as the next person trust me, but 9 years is outrageous!

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.

52 posted on 07/28/2006 12:33:36 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: brytlea
"Well, was it YOUR cow? "

Nope, the thing just wandered in my pasture so....... :-)

53 posted on 07/28/2006 12:51:33 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading the article since 2004)
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To: HairOfTheDog; Joe 6-pack
Two headed German shepherds, a horse with one head, but two bodies-- them's nothing!

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.)

54 posted on 07/28/2006 12:52:37 PM PDT by RepoGirl ("Bobby, if you weren't my son... I'd hug you...")
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To: RepoGirl

Wasn't life hard enough without the hat? :~)


55 posted on 07/28/2006 12:55:33 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Abathar

Uh oh...russlin' ;)
susie


56 posted on 07/28/2006 1:01:46 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: dfwgator

Amen to that!


57 posted on 07/28/2006 2:14:47 PM PDT by MissEdie
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To: Abathar

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?


58 posted on 07/28/2006 4:39:17 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: HairOfTheDog

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.


59 posted on 07/28/2006 5:23:20 PM PDT by RepoGirl ("Bobby, if you weren't my son... I'd hug you...")
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To: Abathar

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.


60 posted on 08/01/2006 7:39:39 PM PDT by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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