Justice Round-Up 10/5/09
I’m pretty much at a loss for words right now after doing all these updates on animal cruelty crimes. Only a *minute amount* of these convictions come with stiff sentences. The rest of them are no different than being lectured by a High School Principal.
This fugly mug hog-tied her little Yorkie with speaker wires to a phonebook and set it on fire. She has a history of mental illness dating back to her teens. Here is Deanna’s original story.
Tanya Marie Martin was sentenced to ten years probation and 45 days in jail. Terms and conditions of her probation include that she cannot be a caregiver to an animal and that she not use drugs or alcohol. The medication prescribed for her mental illness will be closely monitored.
Denise Withee and Roland Bowling
In the sad case of the 23 dead dogs dumped in a field:
Denise Withee was convicted on 3 counts of felony animal neglect and abandonment and was sentenced to five years of probation. She was also ordered to seek psychiatric care and is not allowed to own any dogs while on probation. If she violates her probation, she will spend 180 days in jail.
Animal cruelty charges dismissed, But he was sentenced to time served after pleading no contest to two counts of misdemeanor false reporting. Bowling gave investigators false information during their investigation of Denise Withee.
Seems like the law did catch up to Linda Kapsa, the Montana dog breeder with a history of animal abuse and neglect. Check out Deanna’s original post.
Linda Kapsa pleaded no contest to one felony count of aggravated animal cruelty and was sentenced to serve 20 years with all time suspended. She will spend no time in jail. She was also ordered that she keep no more than three spayed or neutered dogs as companions during that twenty years and a probation officer will be able to visit the property at anytime to check on the welfare of the animals.
Kapsa will also be able to keep several goats, chickens, horses, and cockatiels. She was ordered to pay $120,000 dollars in restitution – $50 dollars every month for the next 20 years.
With the exception of Tanya Martin, these serious crimes against numerous animals resulted in no jail time. Color me surprised. Many of these offenders will duck under the radar and re-offend. Mark my words, we’ll be hearing about these idiots again.
I was dead on in my previous article. Aliens have undoubtedly infiltrated our highest form of government.
Thanks Andrea! I just have no words any more. Animal abusers seem to merit no punishment, no justice for the abused, mained, tortured, killed. When is the judicial system even going to see the connection between animal abuse and violence against people, for those who, sadly, don’t give a damn about animals.
I agree Andrea, these vile pieces of trash will be back again… and I dread to hear what their future crimes will be. 🙁
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