Animal abuser who hanged his dog sentenced to prison

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In Mayville, New York a dog owner who hanged his dog from a tree will spend one year in jail. On Monday, Robert Overton Jr. was sentenced in Chautauqua County Court, where he earlier pleaded guilty to aggravated animal cruelty.

In April 2018, police arrested Overton after witnesses saw him hanging the dog from a tree in late November or early December of 2017. The horrible cruelty drew attention from all over the country with many people offering a reward for the apprehension of the responsible person.

According to WgrzNews, Overton claimed the dog, named Champagne, became aggressive on three separate occasions and had behaved aggressively towards his young daughter. He told police that he made a “life or death decision, choosing my kids over the animal.”

Overton will be the first offender to be placed on the Animal Abuser Registry in Chautauqua County.

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8 replies
  1. Pamela D says:

    Hang this ugly low life scum of the earth POS and set him on fire while he is hanging. Another useless bastard walking this earth. Put him in a cell with animal lovers so they can cut his throat.

  2. pennysdachshunds says:

    One Year!!! Wow The judicial system must have been afraid of Racial Tension!!! This Ethnic POBS should have gotten 3 to 5 years!!!

  3. Pamela Garlisch says:

    FINALLY! Something good to come out of abusing and killing an animal! Other people take note, they are coming for you too!

  4. Jan Barnes says:

    Wonder what the KIDS did to make the dog aggressive!
    My hopes and wishes–First, prison! Next, HELL! And maybe
    HELL will begin in prison!

  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    WgrzNews report says that the maximum was 2 years in prison so why didn’t he get the 2 years? I am glad the POS will be put on an Animal Abuser Registry in Chautauqua County but that should be for the whole state at least! If you need to dispose of your dog because you think it’s aggressive (who knows what he was letting his kid do to the dog) there are better, more humane ways to make a “life or death” decision concerning your pet!

  6. Bev Woodburn says:

    This animal torturing monster Robert Overton Jr. should be hanged by his vile and evil neck until dead.
    The monster saying Champagne became aggressive.What did this animal torturing monster do to
    innocent Champagne to make him aggressive? The monster probably tortured and abused Champagne.
    RIP Champayne, you are in a beautiful and safe place. You have crossed the beautiful Rainbow Bridge
    into beautiful Animal Heaven. Fly high precious Champayne. You are no longer with the monster who
    was suppose to show you compassion and love.


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