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Louisiana man sentenced to 5 years in prison for beating his dog to death with baseball bat


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An Ascension Parish man was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday for beating his dog to death with a baseball bat in June 2014, reports the Advocate.

Jamari Jackson, who resided in Prairieville, had faced up to ten years in prison for aggravated cruelty to animals. A jury found him guilty in July, however presiding Judge Jason Verdigets of the 23rd Judicial District stated he believed the case was more of criminal negligence than intent. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies discovered the dying dog at Jackson’s home after a witness reported seeing Jackson beating the dog with a bat. Jackson told authorities the dog had been caught in a barbed wire fence, and he used the bat to knock the dog unconscious so he could untangle the female pit bull out of the fence. The dog later died at an animal hospital.  A necropsy revealed the dog died from traumatic injuries to her brain.

In the original case, Jackson’s girlfriend who had been hosing the dog down with water while Jackson beat the dog with a bat, was also charged. Charges have since been dropped against Sammi Jo Corley.

The case caught national attention, and Judge Verdigets addressed the courtroom audience warning onlookers this was not the place for outbursts or protests; stating justice is “one thing it is not, in my belief revenge.”

Advocates were pleased with the sentence, citing too many convicted animal abusers have walked out of courtrooms with no more than a slap on the wrists.

 

  1. rieann
    rieann says:

    why was she not charged that is bullshit,so she can go kill somemore, but lets hope the piece of shit stays in jail for the 5 years it should be the whole 10 years but at least the walking cocksucker is off the streets for now

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  2. Barkley's Mom
    Barkley's Mom says:

    Advocates are pleased with the sentence? How about him getting the full 10 years, that would please me! So the dog was caught in a barbed wire fence and you knock it out to remove it. What was the girlfriend doing hosing the poor thing down? She should have been charged also, she let the idiot beat the dog with a baseball bat, to “calm it down”, yeah right! Another example of “justice” for a dog! NOT!

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  3. Heike weber
    Heike weber says:

    Ok prison time is great now I just hope that he gets a cell mate that loves dogs and beats the living crap out of him every day he’s locked up until he has brain damage and dies and than his cell mate can tell the judge he had to beat him to get the meat loose he swallowed so he would not choke!!!

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    • Heike weber
      Heike weber says:

      Ok prison time is great now I just hope that he gets a cell mate that loves dogs and beats the living crap out of him every day he’s locked up until he has brain damage and dies and than his cell mate can tell the judge he had to beat him to get the meat loose he swallowed so he would not choke!!!

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  4. edward nagle
    edward nagle says:

    I like the comments but not one of you ever said the judge stupid if he f****** his should have gave them the PIN for f****** years so I guess you didn’t have any animals we hunt an animal lover or maybe you should be on the f****** bench

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