Dog-abusing British Teenager Sentenced to Four Months in Jail
This is amazing! It's great that the British courts took Floss' death seriously but really is this all they could do to a young man who seems destined to murder more dogs and probably a human or two along the way? The teenager apparently shows serious signs of being very dangerous and all he gets is four months? And no real requirements to get mental health help? What does he have to do next, batter his grandmother to death?
This article comes to us from EDP 24.
Teenager battered dog to death
A teenager, who clubbed his grandmother's dog to death with a stair post and threw its corpse at its owner, was starting a four month jail sentence tonight .
Christopher Munns, of Hills Road, Saham Hills, near Watton, subjected the eight year old Jack Russell terrier to such a sustained" and forceful" attack that prison was the only option", magistrates said.
The 18 year old was also banned from keeping any animal for ten years after admitting causing unnecessary suffering to the dog by improper killing at his grandparents' house in Sedge Fen, near Lakenheath.
After the hearing, chief inspector Mark Thompson for the RSPCA, said: The magistrates are sending a message to members of the public that this sort of behaviour is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the courts. If you kick or beat animals, there is only one place you will go."
I am pleased that the magistrates have taken it so seriously that they have sent him to prison. A ten year ban on keeping animals is very important for the future. This was not a case of neglect; this was actual physical abuse where the dog received such a beating that it suffered a long, slow death," he said.
Mildenhall Magistrates' Court heard that Charlotte and Kelvin James had left Munns alone at their smallholding at Sedge Fen during the evening of March 20, but when they returned later that night, they found Floss dead.
Sara Young, prosecuting on behalf of the RSPCA, said Munns told his grandmother that he had hit the dog on the head after it had bit him on the finger and the arm.