Puppy Doe trial continues with defense insisting dog ran away

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As the Puppy Doe trial at the Norfolk County Superior Court in Dedham, Massachusetts continues, the defendant Radoslaw Czerkawski’s defense attorney, maintains his client’s innocence against torturing the two-year-old pup in his Quincy home during the summer of 2013. Czerkawski contends the dog ran away shortly after he purchased her off of Craigslist, and it was someone else who tortured and abused the dog.

Larry Tipton, the defense attorney for Czerkawski, tries to create doubt in the prosecutor’s case contending Puppy Doe’s egregious injuries were the result of animal abuse by the defendant. On Wednesday, the police officers who arrested Czerkawski at a hotel in New Britain, Conn., testified Czerkawski’s belongings were covered with dog hair. His computer still had the link to the Craigslist advertisement where he bought the dog named Kyra from her original owner. Covered in dog hair were the defendant’s luggage, a roll of duct tape and a backpack which were found in the trunk of his rental car. Inside of the backpack were the leash and pink collar Puppy Doe once wore.

According to the Patriot Ledger, Tipton pressed veterinarian Martha Smith-Blackmore who stated her report could not determine intent, however the dog had been intentionally neglected and starved. She also agreed the soft tissue and bone injuries could have happened from a motor vehicle accident or from a dog fight. When examined, Puppy Doe suffered from skull fractures, blunt force trauma, broken ribs, additional broken bones, spine damage and a split tongue.

Tipton also established there was no evidence of a stench or pet stains when investigators visited Czerkawski’s address. Puppy Doe had overgrown nails and smelled of both feces and urine when she was discovered.

The trial continued on Thursday.

Read previous report from veterinarians here.

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15 replies
  1. Stephen Phillips says:

    I will personally travel there, to administer “Biblical retribution” for this heinous, abhorrent murderer!

  2. Adrienne says:

    This scum and his lawyer want to put the blame for Kyra’s injury to others and that she ran away from him shortly after he got her off Craig’s List. I pray the judge does not enterntain any of these false claims that kids did this and give this non human what he deserves. Life in jail without any parole. He needs to suffer the way he made this poor defenseless dog did. Medieval torturing is what he did and God will make sure his trial ends with a conviction for life in jail.

  3. pennysdachshunds says:

    I often thought of becoming an attorney before I chose to become a R.N. Now I wonder how SOME of the Defense Attorneys can sleep at all full Well knowing their Putrid Clients are guilty as Hell and they are fighting to put them back in Society so they can do More of the Same…..

    • Pamela Garlisch says:

      Totally agree unless they only think of it as billable hours and don’t have a conscience. I hope the jury can put 2 and 2 together and come up with a super long jail term for him.

    • Darla G says:

      Penny, I work for attorneys but thank God they do business type work (Last Will & Testament, trusts, business incorporation, etc.) and the two attorneys that I’m assigned to love animals, especially one of my bosses.

  4. PAMELA D says:

    Of course the dog would run away after her tongue was slashed, eye poked, starved and more enough to make me deathly sick and want to choke this bastard. Now the puke wants to blame this shit on someone else because this coward got caught. Maybe he will get raped if he goes to jail and see what torture is like.

  5. Bill Bradley says:

    Let’s find him outside of court Maybe we can get a better understanding
    I’m sure there is something e don’t understand

  6. Darla G says:

    All of the evidence points to this POS torturing poor Puppy Doe. I pray the judge and/or jury sees through the smoke and mirrors that the ruthless defense attorney is trying to get past them. If the POS isn’t found guilty, I think we all need to find him and administer the punishment he deserves.

  7. Nancy Raymond says:

    This defense attorney is handing the jury a load of horseshit – some attorneys will stoop to the lowest level to get their miserable criminals off and this is a prime example of one. Czakawski is guilty as hell and he knows it – he tortured Puppy Doe, robbed an elderly lady has proven his total lack of morals. Exactly what more evidence is needed to prosecute this hunk of trash for his cruelty? I truly hope this jury’s eyes are wide open and can see through the line of garbage they are being handed. This bastard should be sitting in prison for life where he can be the victim of some hardened criminals who will give him exactly what he deserves.

  8. Barbara Cordon says:

    Has the prosecution saved hair fibers from puppy doe and did they do a dna test to see if the hair fibers found in this scumbag appartment matches puppy doe. I read about a murder case that was solved from dog hair fibers. They could place the murderer in the victims house because they found her dogs hair fiber on him. And they could prove it was her dog from a dna match

    • D. says:

      Don’t know about DNA for Kiya’s hair but some of the blood DNA apparently did match, despite there being a 4+ year delay in processing blood samples, and sounded like some had deteriorated over that time so they couldn’t prove it was even dog blood. Probably just what that monster had been hoping would happen to evidence, with all the previous trial delays. If he gets off, or gets a meaningless sentence because of this, I’m going to blow a gasket!

  9. Red says:

    DO NOT LET THIS LIAR OFF!!! There was way too much damage done to this baby and this MONSTER is the one who bought him……HOLD HIS RESPONSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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