Man Gets 14-Year Sentence For Dog Death

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A Sarasota, Florida man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for the beating death of his boss’s dog. Kevin Koscielniak pleaded no contest to charges including animal cruelty and armed burglary.

John Olaya with Ashton as a puppy

Back in April, Koscielniak had been sent home from work at John’s Automotive for showing up intoxicated and causing a disturbance. The next morning, owner John Olaya called the sheriff’s office to report that his four-year-old mastiff named Ashton was missing.

Later in the day, he reviewed video surveillance footage and was horrified to see Koscielniak beat his dog to death with a tire iron.

The man had scaled a barbed wire fence, committed his heinous act and wrapped Ashton’s body in a blanket before burying him on an adjacent property.

Kevin Koscielniak – May you be plagued by your hateful sins for evermore!

Koscielniak was found and arrested by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with one count of cruelty to animals resulting in death, one count of improper disposal of dead animals, one count of tampering with evidence, two counts of burglary and one count for damage to the fence.

“This was a senseless act of violence indicative of a depraved mind,” said state prosecutor Art Jackman.

He was sentenced to 14 years in prison, five years probation and he is prohibited from contacting Ashton’s owners. “Now that’s what I call justice!”

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Burglar Who Blinded Dog Will Go To Jail

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When a burglar broke into the home of an 86-year-old, the resident’s dog Kiri tried to defend the home. The eight-year-old border collie lost an when the burglar kicked her in the face.

Now that burglar will be spending 22 months in jail for his crimes.

Kiri’s owner, who doesn’t want to be identified, was at church last September when a burglar broke into the widow’s home in Worcestershire, England. As burglars ransacked the home Kiri tried to defend it. The burglars attacked Kiri in response. Kicked in the head Kiri would lose one of her eyes from the attack.

Kiri’s owner is distraught over what has happened to their dog. “I can’t believe anyone could be so heartless and cruel to an animal,” Kiri’s owner said. “This has come as a real shock and I am gutted by what has happened to Kiri.” Kiri has become fearful and needs constant reassurance from her owner who is also now afraid to go out and leave Kiri home alone.

Neighbors of the elderly widow and Kiri were disgusted with what had happened and raised a £500 reward to find the burglar. Finally that burglar has been found and will be serving time in jail. A twenty-one year old named David Senior pleaded guilty to the burglary and attack. In total he will serve 22 months in jail, 16 months for the burglary and another 6 months for drug charges.

News Link:http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2013/03/burglar-who-blinded-dog-will-go-to-jail/

Beagle puppy stomped to death by Father And Son

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“If this wasn’t intentional malicious animal abuse, I don’t know what is! These are not men, they are animals, inhumane & sick in the head. You don’t know how much I want to rant & rave, swearing blue mighty at these evil pos!” 

A father and son were charged with burglary and mistreatment of animals on Tuesday after they supposedly burst into a home and stomped on a puppy’s head, killing the animal.

This is not the pup, this is for ref. only!

Fred Gossett, 59, of Park City, Ill., and Curtis Gossett, 19, of 419 Park View Dr., Racine, are thought to have entered a home in the 400 block of Randolph St. where they stomped on the residents’ 6-month-old beagle puppy, according to Sgt. Martin Pavilonis with the Racine Police Department.

Curtis Gossett went over to a neighbor’s home after the incident and said that he and his father had killed the family’s puppy, prompting the neighbor to go over to the home and see if what Gossett said was true, the criminal complaint states.

When the neighbor found the puppy, it was still alive, but its eyes were bulging and there was a lot of blood. He called the homeowner so that she and her children would not return to find the dog in such a state, according to the complaint.

The homeowner told police that she owed Curtis Gossett $13 after she borrowed $15 to fill her vehicle with gas and returned $2 to prove that she was good for the money, the complaint states.

Both men were taken into custody, and Curtis Gossett admitted to drinking alcohol on Monday, according to the police report.

“This is highly unusual,” Pavilonis said of the fact that someone “physically broke into a house to do this to a dog.”

Each of the men face up to 7 and a half years in prison, plus up to six additional years if they are sentenced as repeat offenders, and fines of up to $25,000 apiece for burglary.

For animal mistreatment, the two each face up to one and a half years in prison, with as much as six additional years if they are sentenced as repeat offenders, and fines of up to $10,000 each if found guilty of animal mistreatment.

Preliminary hearings are scheduled on Aug. 8.

News Link:http://www.journaltimes.com/news/local/beagle-puppy-stomped-to-death/article_f0a74ce0-db58-11e1-886a-001a4bcf887a.html

Judge orders teen to prison for ‘horrific acts’ involving school pets

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RACINE — A Mount Pleasant teen accused of breaking into Racine Montessori School in fall and stealing a variety of little pets and computers — and killing some of the animals — was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison.

Calling his acts “horrific,” Racine County Circuit Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz doled out a tongue-lashing as well as a sentence combination of prison time, extended supervision and probation to Isaac T. Jackson, 18.

“This school had little animals: turtles, gerbils, parakeets, fish, (a) hamster, hermit crabs — these are all school pets,” Gasiorkiewicz said. “Every child in that school has a relationship with the pets in that school. There’s a feeling there, and a caring for that animal, and you took that away from them.”

Jackson pleaded guilty last month to one count each of burglary and felony bail jumping stemming from the Nov. 19 break-in at the school, 2317 Howe St. He also has pleaded to charges of robbery by force and another bail jumping charge after he was accused of stealing an iPod in an unrelated case.

Investigators stated Jackson and one of his brothers, Henry Jackson Fondren III, 22, of Racine, broke into the school and stole 11 computers, plus turtles, hamsters, hermit crabs, a newt or salamander, and at least one bird. A computer monitor was shot several times with a pellet gun, according to the criminal complaint.

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Florida teen accused of shooting arrows at caged dog

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A teen from Suwannee County, Fla. found himself facing multiple charges and behind bars on May 13 following a disturbing crime spree.

Brandon Partin

According to a story published yesterday in the Suwannee Democrat, 18-year-old Brandon Partin was arrested on two counts of felony criminal mischief, two counts of grand theft, two counts of armed burglary and one charge of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Suwannee County Sheriff’s deputies discovered stolen property from recent burglaries with the teen and when the boy was questioned, he admitted to robbing a local residence.

According to the sheriff’s report, Partin, along with another juvenile (un-named), robbed:

 one residence of items costing more than $1,000. He also caused in excess more than $1,000 damage in the home. That includes damaging the rear door, windows, television screens, family pictures and chopped up a couch with a machete found in the home.

Partin’s misdeeds did not stop there.

The teen moved on to a second home and there, he armed himself with a .22 caliber rifle, and utilized a bow and arrow that were inside of the home to terrorize a small dog who was locked inside of a crate.

Thankfully the crate protected the family’s dog from being injured by the arrows which were launched at him by Partin.

Watch a news clip at this link to WCTV News.

News link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/florida-teen-accused-of-shooting-arrows-at-caged-dog?cid=PROD-redesign-right-next

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