The Louisiana teenager who was caught on video swinging two dogs by a leash has been found guilty of animal cruelty. According to WAFB News, the 15-year-old was found guilty of two counts of animal cruelty and will be sentenced in 30 days.
The graphic video showing the criminal act went viral on Instagram in early January, and calls for justice poured into the office of Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi who launched the investigation into animal cruelty. The Instagram video which was first shared publicly came from the account of cammrawwazz – the account has since deleted.
An investigation revealed the identity of the teen responsible for swinging the dogs, but Juvenile Court Judge Pamela Johnson refused to issue a warrant for his arrest. It wasn’t until the case was transferred to another judge that a warrant was issued and then delivered to the teen’s mother.
Prior article about this case here.
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