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    Kitten torture case has kids facing felonies

    ENGLEWOOD — Felony charges are pending against two juvenile boys in an alleged animal cruelty case investigated by Englewood police and sheriff’s deputies, the Tennessee Humane Society and the state Department of Children’s Services.

    Englewood Police Sgt. David Greaves said Wednesday the charges stem from a case of abuse involving five kittens whose eyes had just begun to open and a small, mixed-breed dog.

    The boys involved are age 10 and 14, Greaves said.

    “According to the witnesses, there were five kittens. They tied their rear legs together at the ankles, hit them against a tree and hung them up where the dogs could get them,” said Greaves, who is the Englewood Police Department’s canine officer.

    Police say the alleged abuse is said to have taken place sometime between June 17 and 19 at a residence in Englewood.

    “We began our investigation on June 19 and what we have charged now is up through June 20 in our investigation,” Greaves said.

    “Because of the severity of the abuse and due to the sadisticness and outright torture of the animals, we are pushing for felony charges,” he said.

    Larry Eaton, the animal abuse investigator for the local chapter of the Humane Society, assisted in the investigation, according to Greaves.

    “Larry really spearheaded the operation. He called me out on it and I called on the Sheriff’s Department,” Greaves said.

    Deputy Doug Mills is also assisting in the investigation, Greaves said.

    Greaves said a small dog, belonging to one of the boys, has also been abused. “The older child stated he loved his dog, but then he’d taken a box cutter to his dog just to see what it was like,” Greaves said.

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    Good theyre going face serious charges.
    For too long animal abuse and cruelty was either ignored(esp. by young boys,we know now its a huge warning sign,but it used to be seen as "boys being boys")or treated lightly.
    IMO the way you treated an animal is reflective of how you treat people .
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    This is pretty freaky stuff - I hope they are taking a close look at the home environment...


    Its great that they are taking this so seriously.
    IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by messiecake
    IMO the way you treated an animal is reflective of how you treat people .
    You are absolutely right. It is only a matter of time before these little b*stards do something to a human "just to see what it was like".

    I hope the felony charges stick. Throw their little butts in jail for awhile. There they will learn the true meaning of being tortured and abused.

    Anyone who harms an animal or a child deserves to rot in prison then in hell.
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    Yes, throw them in jail so they can be boogered by sadistic child-prison guards. Bring them out in a few years totally destroyed so they can prey upon humans! That's the ticket!

    They are children. They are boys. Boys do really stupid things. They burn down garages and later become lawyers and develop golf course subdivisions. ooops. that is a lawyer in my town!

    Get these children and their families good counselling. That is a better way to spend the taxpayers money. Scare the livin' bejeezuz out of them. Scare them straigt. Scare their parents clean and sober!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueJeanne
    Yes, throw them in jail so they can be boogered by sadistic child-prison guards. Bring them out in a few years totally destroyed so they can prey upon humans! That's the ticket!

    They are children. They are boys. Boys do really stupid things. They burn down garages and later become lawyers and develop golf course subdivisions. ooops. that is a lawyer in my town!

    Get these children and their families good counselling. That is a better way to spend the taxpayers money. Scare the livin' bejeezuz out of them. Scare them straigt. Scare their parents clean and sober!
    Yes, boys do stupid things. Here are a few of those "boys" you are referring to.

    <LI>JEFFREY L. DAHMER: Serial Killer, Sexual Deviant

    Dahmer confessed to killing, dismembering and, in some cases, cannibalizing, 17 men and boys. As a child, Dahmer impaled frogs, decapitated dogs, and staked cats to trees in his backyard. Dahmer was convicted to death but before the sentence was carried out he was killed by another inmate in 1994.<LI>TED BUNDY: Serial Killer, Rapist

    Bundy killed numerous females who looked liked a woman for which he had a passion. In the 1970's he brought fear to college campuses in many states after killing 3 women in the Chi Omega sorority house at Florida State University. He was ultimately convicted of two killings, but is suspected of murdering over 40 females, primarily in the northwest. During his childhood he witnessed his father's brutality toward animals and he himself tortured animals. Bundy was executed in Florida.

    <LI>RICHARD ALLEN DAVIS: Accused killer and rapist of 12 year old Polly Klaas

    Davis has been charged with the kidnapping of Polly Klass, 12, from her own home, raping and strangling her. As a 14-year-old he set cats on fire and used dogs as target to practice knife-throwing. In 1993 he was charged with the shooting death of Marlene Voris 20 years ago. "When he was little it was animals. When he got bigger it was people.' said Zak Backet a neighbor.<LI>MICHAEL WAYNE ECHOLS (18), JESSIE LLOYD MISSKELLEY JR. (17),
    CHARLES JASON BALDWIN (16
    ): Killed three 8 year-old-boys

    These three teenage boys were arrested in 1993 for the brutal murder of three 8-year old boys in West Memphis. The three young boys were lured into the woods, beaten into unconsciousness, one was sexually mutilated, another raped, and all three killed. For some time prior to the killing, the three teenagers were involved in satanic-type rituals. During an initiation ceremony they killed dogs, skinned them, and ate their flesh. Echols was also carrying a head of a cat with him.

    <LI>EARL KENNETH SHRINER: Sexual Predator, Killer, and Rapist

    Shriner used threats to lure a 7-year-old boy into a wooded area in Washington state where he raped him, cut off his- penis, choked him, stabbed him in the back and neck, and left him for dead. At the age of 16, he confessed to the killing of a teen-age girl. Police say he *was a man who put firecrackers in the anuses; of dogs and strung up cats." He was committed to a state mental hospital after several incidents, including the slaughter of nearly two dozen chickens.

    <LI>ERIC SMITH: Adolescent Killer of 4-year-old boy

    When Eric Smith was 13 years old, he bludgeoned 4-year-old Derrick Robic to death and was charged with murder. Four years prior to the killing of Derrick, Smith killed the neighbor's cat with a gardenhose. There are no specific reasons why he killed the little boy or the cat.

    <LI>THOMAS LEE DILLION: Murderer and Suspected Serial killer

    Dillion is said to be a serial killer. Dillion admitted to the shooting of Gary Bradly in 1992, while both were hunting. Dillion, an ardent hunter who also boasted of killing more than 1000 animals in illegal drive shootings, is serving a life sentence in Ohio on five murder convictions.

    MICHAEL CARTIER: Stalker and Murderer

    In 1992, Cartier stalked and killed Kristen Lardner is Boston, Massachusetts and then killed himself. Ina prior relationship, Cartier held his girlfriend's kitten under a hot shower and then shaved all its hair off. Later he hurled it through a fourth floor window to its death.

    Source: http://www.apnm.org/animalstation/cr...ngled_web.html
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