In Dedham, Massachusetts and around the world, animal lovers have been waiting for more than four years for justice for a two-year-old dog, dubbed “Puppy Doe” who had been so severely abused she had to be euthanized shortly after she was found clinging onto life at a nearby playground. And now once again the trial has been postponed.
Charged with her abuse is Radoslaw Czerkawski who was scheduled to be tried on 12 counts of animal cruelty, including the infliction of heinous injuries on the dog who was found in a Quincy park, close to where he had been caring for an elderly woman in Quincy. Prosecutors stated Czerkawski had found the dog free of charge on Craigslist and spent weeks torturing the two-year-old pooch by stabbing her in the eye, burning her, pulling her limbs from the joints and slicing her tongue in half like a serpent. The despicable treatment was described as “medieval torture.”
According to the Patriot Leader, the trial has been pushed back until January 9 because of health reasons for Czerkawski stated Michael Morrissey of the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office. The trial had been scheduled to begin on Monday. Larry Tipton, one of the two public defenders for Czerkawski, requested the trial be pushed back again “based on a medical condition of the defendant.” Judge Kenneth J. Fishman allowed the motion.
Czerkawski has pleaded not guilty and told authorities he saw teens in the park who were responsible for the despicable cruelty towards Puppy Doe.
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