On Friday, the Norfolk District Attorney’s office postponed the trial date set for January 2018 until March 6 – making this the fourth time the trial of Commonwealth vs. Czerkawski has been moved. The Quincy, Massachusetts trial for the abused and tortured Puppy Doe continues to draw attention and frustration over the trial delays.
According to the Patriot Ledger, the trial scheduled to begin on January 9 met with insurmountable problems for witness availability. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for February 12.
A second trial delay in October occurred when an assistant district attorney needed emergency eye surgery. Since then, the trial was moved to January 9 after a request by Czerkawski’s attorney due to medical issues with the defendant.
Puppy Doe had been so severely abused she had to be euthanized shortly after she was found clinging onto life at a nearby playground. Charged with her abuse, Radoslaw Czerkawski, is 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.”
Czerkawski has pleaded not guilty and told authorities he saw teens in the park who were responsible for the cruelty towards Puppy Doe. The defendant is currently serving a sentence of three to five years in prison for stealing $130,000 from the elderly woman he had been hired to care for, and stealing $4,500 from the St. Lawrence Martyr Parish located in New Bedford.
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