Teen who admitted to shooting horse with crossbow released from custody

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A teenager who surrendered to police over an alleged crossbow shooting of two horses on Wednesday, resulting in the death of a beloved 19-year-old Haflinger mare,  was released in line with the Youth Justice Act – a program for youth diversion on weapons and animal cruelty charges.

The 17-year-old boy was arrested and interviewed at the Darwin Police Station on Thursday after authorities seized the crossbow alleged to have been used in the attack on the horses. Officials continue to investigate possible accomplices. According to the NTNews, a second horse was discovered with a similar arrow in his rump just one day after the pony named Pearly was shot and killed.

“This horrible sight greeted one of our young members today when she went to catch her own horse from the paddock at 4pm. Pearl, a gentle and well loved pony who has taught many children to ride and brought happiness to many visitors during her time at FBEC, was found with TWO arrows imbedded in her side. The members are shocked and horrified that someone could be so cruel, evil and stupid. Pearl has been taken to the Vets for surgery and we are awaiting news…

Pearl crossed over the bridge tonight. The arrows were too long and internal damage too vast. RIP Pearly you brought joy to many You didn’t deserve this. Condolences to your people,” had been posted on the Facebook page Fannie Bay Equestrian Club.”

Fannie Bay Equestrian Club believes the quarter horse named Hollywood Hitman  may have sustained a six-inch deep wound to his rump on Wednesday night also, but because the arrow worked it’s way out of the horse’s body as he fled in pain, staff members didn’t notice the wound until Thursday morning.

“The blood had dried and hole clotted over … he was in obvious pain,” the Facebook page entry read. “The vet had to open it up to see if part of the shaft was lodged inside.”

Hollywood Hitman and Pearly shared a paddock. On Friday, Pearly was buried:

“RIP Pearly, you brought joy to many. You didn’t deserve this.”

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23 replies
  1. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Youth Justice Act????? The kid has no common sense and needs to be hit over the head with a 2×4 plus spend some time in jail to be “scared straight!”

    • Nancy Raymond says:

      Absolutely! This punk will never learn since he got basically no punishment at all – another example of the spineless justice system in this country when it comes to animal abuse.

  2. Bunny Peters says:

    This POS deserves a long prison term. I have 0 sympathy for him….. he has a place reserved for him in Hell where he will burn forever for his cruelty. I would love to see him get there ASAP……

    RIP poor precious Pearly. You didn’t have to die as “entertainment” for this useless POS……

  3. pamela bolton says:

    JUSTICE??? What justice is there in that for this horse?? This heathen needs put in jail and left there!! This was despicable and sick to shoot a horse, or any animal, just for kicks. Where were this heathens parents?? Why was he allowed to have a Cross Bow in the first place?? Another SUB-HUMAN breathing clean air. Put him in jail, REGARDLESS OF HIS AGE, no contact with animals, and definitely no fire arms of any kind for life. He better be glad he isn’t mine because I would have beat him within an inch if his life. Then I would have put a couple arrows in his legs to let him know what it felt like. God only knows how much I hate snot nose kids with weapons.

  4. Marsha Squibb says:

    This little asshole is cruel never mind no common sense!!!!He will.live to commit cruelty again!!! Shame on whomever released this piece of shit!!!He’s 17!!!!!!!He knows right from wrong!!!!?



  6. Helen says:

    This kid has no respect for living animals. Use him as target practice with his bow and arrow and that will scare him shitless! Disgusting idiot!! His parent must compensate for the owner’s loss of his/her beloved Pearly. RIP Pearly.

  7. Adrienne says:

    Is there any type of punishment for what this so called kid did? Some type of punishment needs to be implemented for this kid to fully understand the cruel and inhumane torture he inflicted on these 2 horses, so he doesn’t go on to doing the same thing to other animals.

  8. Linda Novak says:

    How about making the parent/parents responsible for paying the vet’s bills AND for the horse?!?!?
    No amount of money can replace a beloved animal.
    But, it’s a start. Maybe the parents can then do something about disciplining that POS kid they created. It always helps when it hits the guilty in the wallet.
    RIP Pearly. No animals deserves to be hurt or killed no matter the reason or lack there of.

    • Brenna says:

      My Guess is this ass hole got to this point because his parents never gave him a consequence for any bad behavior…doubt “Making the parents responsible” will do a damned thing….

  9. maxiemom says:

    Use him for target practice and leave the arrows in overnight so the POS can see how he likes it. IF he survives, then lock him up.

  10. Jill says:

    You must be kidding!!!??? That 17 yr. old evil.sick.repulsive.sadistic piece of shit needs to spend time in a jail with other juveniles to see what its like!!!! Shoot a horse with a bow and arrow!!! NO Way!!!!!!!
    Oh may the owners of this horse could be given permission to shoot this brat in the ass! Rhymes…brat in the ass!

  11. Trish says:

    This is why the world is so f*cked up!!! What kind of justice is that? I am so sick of stupid judges making decisions like this! Not until it personally effects them will they take any of this seriously or do anything of worth.
    They aren’t worth the paycheck they are given. I am so fired up about this! I wish nothing but a lifetime of horror, pain and misery for this evil little shit….AND THAT STUPID JUDGE AND ANYONE THAT TRIES TO DEFEND SUCH AN ACTION AGAINST A DEFENSELESS, INNOCENT ANIMAL. YOU ARE ALL WORTHLESS!!

  12. eleanor labrozzi says:

    Animal Abusers Exposed. If You Hurt an Animal I Will Tell The World About You Here.

    “Your intuition suggests something isn’t right but you’re not sure what it is. It is not until the aftermath that you can see clearly and realize that true life can be more terrifying than a horror movie, that monsters are real and evil preys on the innocent.”
    – unknown

    I am no longer accepting things I cannot change, I am changing things I cannot accept!
    We are all born with compassion RECLAIM YOURS!

    For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beast; for all is vanity.
    – Ecclesiastes 3:19

    “We will never know true happiness until we learn compassion for all living things.”
    – Dali Lahma

    “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
    – Martin Luther King, Jr.

    “To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. If any man were to refer to it, he would be thought ridiculous. And that is the unpardonable crime.” (v)
    – Romain Rolland, Nobel Prize Literature 1915

    “Stand still, close your eyes and listen; in the silence you can hear the cries of pain and low moans of anguish of animals waiting to die… do everything you can even if today it is just one small thing.”

    “Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is…whether its victim is human or animal…we cannot expect things to be much better in this world…We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity.”
    – Rachel Carson

    “If only we can overcome cruelty, to human and animal, with love and compassion we shall stand at the threshold of a new era in human moral and spiritual evolution – and realize, at last, our most unique quality: humanity.”
    – Jane Goodall
    “The Greatness of a Nation and its Moral Progress can be Judged by the way its Animals are Treated!”
    – Mahatma Gandhi

    I feel so sad for the living, breathing, feeling animals that have suffered at the hands of men. I feel such anger and even hatred towards those men who would inflict such pain and suffering on an animal that wants only to love and be loved. My mind cannot comprehend such behavior, such lack of compassion. I wonder what goes on in the mind of such sick people who torture, neglect, abuse and fight animals with no sympathy or compassion for what they are doing. I do know that I feel our country has totally inadequate cruelty, abuse and neglect laws to help protect our animals. Even the states with the toughest laws could make tougher ones.

    No animal cruelty law should be less than a major felony. No neglect law should be less than a minor felony, at the least. And people caught fighting animals should be locked up for life.

  13. susispot says:

    Stupid dumbass. He should have to do some serious jail time. Like mentioned above, he needs to be scared straight. It sounds like he just got away with MURDER!

  14. Michelle says:

    This kid is an asshole!!! He should be in jail or a detention center for a damn long time!!! To let him go free is so damned ridiculous. We is the justice in this case? The law is useless, get back to some good old fashioned vigilante justice. Teach that little bastard right from wrong!!

  15. Diana Moore says:

    So what else is fucking new? Another animal abuser/killer walks. I am so fucking tired of seeing this over and over….hey punk ass kid…hope you die really soon!!!!!!!

  16. Red says:

    And why was the little perverted A.H. .released? So he can go kill, maim or torture an other animal or person? WHY DO BRATS NEVER GET HELD RESPONSIBLE?!?!!?!?

  17. Ellen McConnell says:

    The boy is a threat out in society right now~ It is a known fact that animal abuse can move into human abuse.He already killed a horse & heart the other.


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