In Dedham, Massachusetts, the trial of a man accused of abusing a puppy, who became known as Puppy Doe, so severely that she had to be euthanized shortly after she was found clinging onto life at a nearby playground.
According to CbsNews, Radoslaw Czerkawski’s trial for animal cruelty will begin today on Tuesday in Norfolk County Superior Court. The trial had been postponed four times because of emergency eye surgery needed for the prosecutor and a request by Czerkawski’s attorney due to medical issues with the defendant.
The two-year-old pit bull mix, Puppy Doe, was found in Quincy in 2013 with fractures, a stab wound and a split tongue. Czerkawski, is scheduled to be tried on 12 counts of animal cruelty, including the infliction of heinous injuries when 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, a Polish national, 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.
Previous coverage here.
Let’s hope Puppy Doe finally gets some justice.
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