Closing arguments scheduled to begin in ‘Puppy Doe’ trial

Closing arguments are scheduled to begin on Thursday in the trial of the man accused of abusing a dog named Puppy Doe so severely, she had to be humanely euthanized shortly after she was rescued.

In Dedham, Massachusetts, the prosecution and defense attorney in the trial of Radoslaw Czerkawski rested on Wednesday in the Norfolk County Superior Court. NECN News  reports  Assistant District Attorneys Tracey Cusick and Gregory Connors spent the first five days of the trial calling witnesses that included police, the dog’s former owners who sold Puppy Doe when her name was Kiya, a forensic veterinarian and crime scene technicians.

Defense attorney Larry Tipton only called a woman who claimed to have seen Puppy Doe in another part of town. Czerkawski did not take the stand to testify in his own defense. He claims the dog ran away and kids in the park tortured her.

It is expected Judge Cannone will give the jury instructions before they begin deliberating.

Czerkawski, 36, is a Polish national in the United States illegally. He has been charged with 12 counts of animal abuse and one count of lying to investigators and is currently serving from six to ten years in prison for stealing from the 95-year-old woman he was in charge of caring for where he lived with Puppy Doe.

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10 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Anyone who can steal from a 95 year old woman he was suppose to take care of and steals from her, is also more than guilty of torturing to the point of death (which eventually happened) to Kyra AKA puppy doe. Unfortunately he won’t be electrocuted due to what he does, but make the remainder of his life a living hell of no return.

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  2. Pamela Bolton says:

    I pray the jury throws the book at him. No animal should have To go through what he did to that puppy I hope he doesn’t lie his way out of this.

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  3. Red says:

    LOCK this worthless scum up!! If you send him back to his country, he will live freely OR sneak back in the U.S……. LOCK HIM UP!

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  4. Marni says:

    Praying for the jury to see that the evidence is puppy doe’s blood in this monster’s closet. The abuse occurred over and over. And that this man is guilty.

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  5. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    I really hope the jury finds him guilty and throws him in prison for the rest of his miserable life. That is even too good for him. He needs to be treated the same way he treated poor Puppy Doe.

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  6. Gail Calhoun says:

    A huge Thank you to the people who made the updates on this available to the public. I wish we all had an opportunity to sign a petition allowing the judge to realize people near and far want a strong sentence given on this case. Further updates, what he gets for what he did to this poor baby are appreciated

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  7. PAMELA D says:

    The bastard is guilty and why the hell did it take so long. Instead of sending this POS back to his country torture this Motherfu@ker because I wouldn’t have a problem doing it. Sick useless coward. Yea Yea I know a defense attorney wants the money but any defense attorney that takes this case is another fucked up POS and they need to be with this scumbag. I wish I can get my hands on this asshole because this bastard wouldn’t see the next day in a healthy state. What he did to this dog is disgraceful, but if he did this to a human this shit is another story and that is BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!

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