I know that, like me, many of you have been following Glynn Johnson’s brutal killing of 6-month-old puppy, Karley, from the beginning, hoping and praying for justice. Well, we are one step closer to justice for Karley with Johnson’s guilty verdict today!! Yes! After less than 3 hours deliberation the jury returned a guilty verdict on both counts, felony animal cruelty and a sentence-enhancing allegation of using a deadly weapon against the puppy.
Johnson faces up to 4 years in prison. Sentencing is to take place on March 8.
Needless to say, the Toole’s are pleased with the verdict;
“It’s very emotional. We knew all along he was guilty, but you have to convince 12 jurors of that and … they were right and justified to come to that verdict,” said Shelly Toole.
“We’re just very happy that this stage is done,” added her husband, Jeff Toole. “We knew all along what Glynn was guilty of. It won’t bring Karley back, but justice will be served, and our family can move forward.”
Now we just have to wait and see if there will be a true Justice for Karley. I don’t hold my breath for a max sentence although that would be nice even though that doesn’t even come close to justice for the cruelty and suffering Johnson inflicted on an innocent puppy, but I sincerely hope for more than a “slap on the wrist” sentence.
During the trial, Johnson’s lawyers spoke about his years of service and dedication as a firefighter, wonder if they bothered to mention all the problems and trouble that surrounded him for years that showed in many comments from fellow firefighters shortly after this horrific incident. Wonder if they mentioned that a group of retired LA Firemen have created a fund to help with legal expenses for the Tooles. That’s right, the Tooles, not Glynn Johnson. That kind of says something in itself when rather than back and support “one of their own” they are actually supporting the family who is bringing charges against a fellow firefighter.
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