Dog Abuse Case of Alex Atkind Extended to May 1
Some of you have been barking in to ask what happened to Alex Atkind, the self-admitted Ithaca, NY dog abuser. The good news is that the District Attorney is pushing felony charges against him.
Thanks to The Cornell Daily Sun for this update.
Trial for Atkind 06 Extended in Order to Pursue Felony Charge
By Tom Scherer
Apr 26 2007
On May 1, the district attorney for Tompkins County, Gwen Wilkinson, will move forward with her case against Alex Atkind 06, the 23-year-old Cornell student facing animal abuse charges. Atkind was due to appear yesterday before the Ithaca City Court for the misdemeanor charge of injuring animals, but Wilkinson asked for an extension in order to pursue a felony charge against Atkind. After presenting her case next Tuesday, Wilkinson says it will be at least a week before the grand jury announces its decision. Atkind has been transferred to Tompkins jail after posting bail for drug charges in Tioga County.