Give Juanita Schultz the sentence she deserves!
  • Petitioned Charlotte County circuit court

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Charlotte County circuit court

Give Juanita Schultz the sentence she deserves!

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      Albuquerque, United States

Punta Gorda Florida:75 year- old Juanita Schultz was found guilty by the Charlotte County circuit court jury of harming the nest of a Loggerhead sea turtle. This type of species is protected by the endangered species act. According to the law, what Schultz did is a third-degree felony has a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. This woman Schultz has no previous criminal record and it was implied by the assistant to the state attorney, Martina Hedvicek, that it is most likely that she will not receive any prison time and just face fines and community work. Schultz was seen removing the marking stakes, kicking the nest and putting a lawn chair on top of it. Volunteers are licensed by the state to mark nests on private land. It is illegal to tamper with sea turtle nests because they are a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act.

If this woman had no compassion for the turtles the court should not grant her compassion due to her age. The felony conviction by a jury could bring up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine, although the sentence is not likely to be that severe.

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    1. Englewood woman sentenced for disturbing sea turtle nest

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      she was sentenced to 24 months probation, 100 hours of community service and will have to pay $500 in restitution.

    2. Petition is now closed

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    • Lori Dimaiuat CHESAPEAKE, UNITED STATES
      • over 2 years ago

      We should always respect life...and this is an endangered species!!!! No regard to life.....punish to fit the crime!!!! I don't care how old she is!! That does not give her special privilages...from her picture...looks like she can handle it. No compasion=no

      compasion.

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    • Alice MOREAU EAST-WEYMOUTH, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      This needs to be prosecuted to full extent .It's time to punish all criminals without regard to age !!

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    • Lila Goodman HARBESON, DE
      • over 2 years ago

      An entire beach and she has to put her chair where a nest is destroyed!!! Give her the maximum sentance and fine. She is why our our invironment is trouble.

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    • Connie Huffman PT CHARLOTTE, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      She should get the max sentence. She knew exactly what she was doing, what the punishment was and didn't care..

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    • Augusta Moore STATEN ISLAND, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      This woman deserves to pay for her crime to the fullest extent of the law. She does not deserve leniency because of her age! She purposefully removed the stake and kicked the nest, so she did know what she was doing and did not care. She deserves the maximum jail time and the maximum fine. It's time to punish all criminals without regard to age.

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