Teen to be tried as adult in puppy slashing trial

Teen accused of slashing puppy’s throat to be tried as an adult

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An Illinois teenager, accused of using a box cutter to slash a young puppy’s back and throat, will be tried as an adult. According to the Belleville News Democrat, the 17-year-old was originally set to be tried in the juvenile court system, but on Thursday, a judge decided to transfer the case to an adult court.

The victimized puppy, since dubbed “Thor,” was injured in late July. Officers with the Kewanee Police Department were summoned to the Lakeland Terrace apartment complex to investigate a report of an injured animal. Officers discovered a puppy, just six-to-eight weeks of age, with back and neck injuries – the puppy was covered in flies and maggots from the injuries, which were estimated to be 12-24 hours old.

The puppy was transported to an emergency veterinarian for care and he has since recuperated with the support of the community and staff and volunteers with the Henry County Humane Society of Kewanee.

Prior article about this animal cruelty case here.

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10 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    Now if they REALLY TRY and CONVICT this POS instead of the “Please don’t do this again” puff of smoke up the wazoo!!! There needs to be accountability!!!!!

  2. Theresa says:

    There’s no help for this kid he’s always going to be a fucking animal abuser should cut his fucking neck open see how he likes it

  3. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Illinois has some of the toughest animal laws in the country. Keeping fingers crossed that the judge finishes the job he started by changing him from juvie to adult. WTG Judge! Now let’s make it count!

  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    This 17 year old punk is already a thug – put him away and let the predatory inmates make him their ‘girl’. He deserves all the abuse they can dish out.

  5. Red says:

    Good start moving him to adult court. Now throw his nasty little a** behind bars for years….fine him thousands and ban him for his life on ever owning or living in the same home as a pet.

  6. FederalCase7 says:

    He’s is no more than a mentally deficient inbred mucus bag. Do not let the bastard breed. He will slit the throats of children next. He needs his jugular vein cut… He should not longer be able to breathe.


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