GUILTY IA - Zachary Meerdink for beating dog to death, Davenport, 2012

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  1. peeples

    peeples New Member

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    http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/mu...cle_69e8cab6-2af6-11e1-983a-0019bb2963f4.html

    Zachary Scott Meerdink

    The woman with whom Meerdink had been living told police that the dog, a 4-month-old Boston terrier, had urinated on the floor.

    She said Meerdink took the dog and an aluminum baseball bat outside, where he beat the dog to death with the bat and left the animal's body, police said. He then left the scene, and the woman called police.
     
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  3. Dewey2Me1MoThyme

    Dewey2Me1MoThyme Have clue will sleuth!

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    Before even attempting a response, I'm giving myself a TO and save the mods some effort.
     
  4. Reader

    Reader New Member

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    It's just so hard to read about a poor dumb animal being abused or killed..so I don't always...

    My question on this one is why didn't the woman call the police when he took the puppy and bat outside...why wait until he was finished?

    I certainly hope she is smart enough not to let this REAL animal back in her life!
     
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    http://www.kgan.com/shared/newsroom/top_stories/videos/kgan_vid_11110.shtml?wap=0

    Someone should beat him with a baseball bat. I hate people sometimes. I hope, when he gets out (should be never), he is banned from having pets or having/being around children.
     
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  7. Reality Orlando

    Reality Orlando Verified Aquaculturalist

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    I wonder if his fellow inmates view puppy killers in the same realm as pedophiles and child killers. Just a thought....
     
  8. QueenD

    QueenD Well-Known Member

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    They should have beat him with a freakin baseball bat.

    Wonder what his girlfriend thinks of him now. If he beats a puppy to death just think what he may do to her or kids if they pee in the diapers.

    4-month old puppy isnt house broken yet. They have small bladers. I hate this creep!
     
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    Luckyswife New Member

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    You have to be cruel beyond words to kill a puppy. To me my animals are like my children. They are taught right from wrong in a loving but firm way. I have 6 kids, about 40 chickens/baby chicks,30 something goats, 2 bottle fed baby goats, 1 cat, and 2 inside dogs/4 outside dogs..and have been frustrated with all of them but would never in a million years beat them to death. Prison is too good for this dude. IMOO
     
  10. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    This has to be a first that I am aware of. This sentence should cause some shock waves throughout the US, dont you think?
     
  11. Rayemonde

    Rayemonde New Member

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    May 2012:

    http://m.wcfcourier.com/news/local/...cle_2a2eef5a-99bd-11e1-9b72-0019bb2963f4.html

    Zachary Meerdink, animal abuser:
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  12. Rayemonde

    Rayemonde New Member

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    July 2013, conviction overturned:

    http://www.iowacourts.gov/about_the...pinions/20130710/3-436.pdf?search=meerdink#_1

    So it's legal to beat a dog to death with a bat... As long as you don't do it in a "depraved" manner. Wonderful.
     
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    Rayemonde New Member

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    Or I wonder if his conviction would have stuck with a lesser charge... Something like "animal cruelty" instead of "animal torture", maybe.
     
  14. glf

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    He needs that bat used on him. Then lock him up in a psychiatric hospital. PERMANENTLY!
     

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