Thanks to Bill Whiting, Edna’s furdaddy, for barking in this news.
Help me with this; this young man has a low IQ so he doesn’t receive much more than a slap. I understand taking that into account but lets get real here. He will torture again given the chance. The next time he may move on to a human child or an elderly person. He is sick and effectively looking the other way will not improve his IQ or make it less likely that he will receive a soul infusion of goodness and light.
How about we call this sort of “justice” what it is — ostrich justice. Hide your head in the sand and hope it all goes away.
My heart and thoughts go out to Bill and Edna’s spirit.
Today was sentencing day for Victor Rodriquez. He is being sent to a juvenile facility called Midlantic or Mid-Atlantic. The courtroom echoes, and its difficult to hear what is being said. He will be re-evaluated after 90 days, where upon he could be paroled. If he gets in trouble, then time will be added to his sentence.
His conviction as a car theft is a felony. His involvement in the Edna dog-cruelty case is boiled down to a list of misdemeanors, and no actual charges included animal cruelty. Edna has never been found.
As his IQ is so low, none of the juvenile prison facilities would accept him. Where he is going is generally a one year program. That is all. He will remain in the prison system until he is 21, either in custody or on parole. It seems like an unusually light punishment in my opinion.
Life is not imbued with guarantees of fairness, and answers are not always provided.