Justice for Tinkerbelle
  • Petitioned Michael Anderson

This petition was delivered to:

Prosecuting attorney
Michael Anderson
Attorney General of Missouri
Attorney General Chris Koster
Mayor of Cabool Missouri
Mayor Edwin R Hardy
Judge Texas County Justice Center , Houston MO
Judge Mary Sheffield
Judge Texas County Justice Center, Houston MO
Judge Colin P. Long
Judge Texas County Justice Center , Houston MO
Judge Tracy L Storie
Missouri Governor
Missouri State Senate
Missouri State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Missouri-147
State Rep. Kathy Swan
Missouri-033
State Sen. Mike Cunningham
Missouri
Sen. Claire McCaskill
Missouri-08
Rep. Jason Smith
Missouri
Sen. Roy Blunt

Justice for Tinkerbelle

    1. Julia Jasinski
    2. Petition by

      Julia Jasinski

      Portland, OR

We all know people who torture animals usually end up killing humans. Tinkerbelle was a living cat , able to feel pain. She did not deserve to die a horrible and painful death at the hands of this teenager. Please read the attached article below:

http://www.houstonherald.com/news/cabool-teen-charged-in-cat-burning-case/article_3ef9080e-b178-11e0-adf8-001cc4c002e0.html#user-comment-area

 

Posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 3:33 pm | Updated: 11:27 am, Sun Sep 11, 2011.

Houston Herald 

A Cabool teen was ordered to trial Monday in connection with a cat burning incident.

Collin J. Beesler, 17, 704 First Street Cabool MO is to appear Sept. 6 for formal arraignment in Texas County Circuit Court.

Beesler is charged with animal abuse/torture/mutilation while the animal was alive. The incident occurred in late June.

The cat, Tinkerbell, died last month due to infection caused by burns over most of her body. The case drew much publicity and sparked the creation of a Facebook page that drew comments from across the country.

Beesler is free on $75,000 signature bond, is under house arrest and curfew. Another teen was referred to juvenile authorities.

Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011 2:57 pm | Updated: 11:27 am, Sun Sep 11, 2011.

 

 

Dr. Steven Root said Tinkerbell's body basically shut down, unable to fight off massive infection resulting from her burn injuries and subsequent extensive skin loss.

"The infection went septic and caused her to go into multi-organ system failure," Root said. "The infection was just too much for her little body to fight."

Before her death, Tinkerbell's situation had worsened to the point that she had been put on IVs and was being tube-fed.

"Though all of this, I never once suggested putting her down because she kept such a positive attitude," Root said. "It got to be where 80 to 90 percent of her body was open wound.

"You hate to lose her, but she's not suffering now and that's all a person can say that's good about it."

On a Facebook page called "Justice for Tinkerbell" that was set up by The Animal Shelter of Texas County, comments from people all over the United States had been posted since the cat's story became public, including ones from California, Florida, Pennsylvania and Utah.

A few concerned individuals even donated to a fund to cover Tinkerbell's medical bills, including a young local girl who contributed her "Tooth Fairy money" of $1 to the cause.

Shelter President Rita Romines said Tinkerbell's body would be cremated and a garden complete with a gravestone would be created in her honor on the shelter grounds.

One person is charged in the Tinkerbell case, the cat who was set on fire last month and died Monday.

Texas County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Anderson filed felony charges Thursday against Collin J. Beesler, 17, of 704 First St. in Cabool.

As a result of his alleged involvement in a late June incident in which Tinkerbell, a young female cat was intentionally set on fire in Cabool, Beesler is charged with animal abuse/torture/mutilation while animal was alive - persistent offender, a felony. He is being held in the Texas County Jail. Bond was set at $75,000, according to online court documents.

A complaint filed with the Texas County Associate Circuit Court indicates that Beesler purposely set the cat on fire using lighter fluid on June 21 at about 10:15 p.m. A probable cause statement issued by the Cabool Police Department indicates that a juvenile male was also involved, and that Beesler told investigators he held Tinkerbell while the juvenile sprayed lighter fluid on her and then set the cat on the ground before the accomplice lit the fire. Cabool authorities said Friday that the juvenile suspect, who is reportedly 16, has been referred to juvenile authorities. The police statement said Beesler was arrested on July 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Tinkerbell died Monday due to extensive infection caused by burns over most of her body.

 

EARLIER: The saga of Tinkerbell, the small, young female cat that was intentionally burned in a late June incident in Cabool, ended at about noon Monday when she died at Texas County Veterinary Clinic in Houston.

MORE NEWS!  A teen has been certified to stand trial in the death of a Cabool cat that was burned alive.

 

Dalton C. Harrison, of 805 Cedar St. in Cabool, faces felony animal abuse charges for his role in the June burning of a small female cat in Cabool.

Harrison, who was born in 1994 and was 16 at the time of the incident, and 17-year-old Collin J. Beesler of Cabool, were arrested by Cabool Police on June 21 after the young feline, named Tinkerbell, was burned alive.

Beesler was charged on Aug. 8, while Harrison's case was sent to the juvenile system.

Texas County prosecuting attorney Mike Anderson filed charges against Harrison on Monday, and a warrant for his arrest was issued Tuesday.

Beesler has been under house arrest since being charged. His pre-trial conference is set for 9 a.m., Nov. 8 at the Texas County Justice Center in Houston, and his jury trial is scheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 12.

Both of those proceedings will be overseen by 25th Circuit Court Judge Mary Sheffield.

Tinkerbell died July 18 of internal infection that resulted from the burns she sustained over most of her body. The case drew nationwide attention on websites.

 

© 2011 houstonherald.com | Houston Herald - Houston, MO. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. No justice for Tinkerbelle

      Julia Jasinski
      Petition Organizer

      Dalton C Harrison got 5 years probation. No jail time.

    2. Dalton's sentencing

      Julia Jasinski
      Petition Organizer

      Will be this Friday August 3rd.
      222 COURTHOUSE WEST PLAINS MO in Howell County Missouri
      Judge David Paul Evans 10:00am

    3. Collin's sentence

      Julia Jasinski
      Petition Organizer

      Collin got 5 years probation,has to pay 2300.00 restitution to the animal shelter, and has to go through addiction counseling and has to finish school in some form.

    4. Collin's sentencing is tomorrow!

      Julia Jasinski
      Petition Organizer

      This email is to inform you of an upcoming court event involving the defendant COLLIN BEESLER and court case number 11PHCR02044. A(n) Sentencing has been scheduled for 7/5/2012 at 9:00 AM. This will take place in Phelps Cty Circuit Court, located at: 200 N. Main in Rolla, MO 65401.

    5. Dalton arrested for a new charge -littering.

      Julia Jasinski
      Petition Organizer

      A Cabool man who is free on charges of burning a cat was arrested late Sunday on a warrant from Mountain Grove, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
      Dalton C. Harrison, 17, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for littering from the Mountain Grove Police Department. He was taken to the Texas County Jail, according to a report.
      Harrison was certified as an adult in the cat case, and it is pending in Howell County on a change of venue.
      Tinkerbell, the cat, died in July 2011 after she was unable to fight off massive infection resulting from her burn injuries and subsequent extensive skin loss.
      A co-defender in the cat case, Collin J. Beesler, entered a guilty plea earlier and will be sentenced July 5.
      © 2012 houstonherald.com | Houston Herald - Houston, MO. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

    6. Dalton C Harrison pleads guilty

      Julia Jasinski
      Petition Organizer

      Sentencing will be 08/03/12 10:00am Howell County

    7. Collin Pleads Guilty

      Julia Jasinski
      Petition Organizer

      Collin pleaded guilty to a D class Felony animal abuse . Sentencing will be July 6th at 9:00 am in Phelps County

    8. 05/12/2012 Collin Beeslers blind plea

      Julia Jasinski
      Petition Organizer

      Collin did a blind plea yesterday. A blind plea is one in which prosecutors have not agreed to a predetermined sentence, but rather all sentencing options remain on the table.

      So we are just waiting at this point.

    9. Collin Beesler's plea hearing tomorrow!

      Julia Jasinski
      Petition Organizer

      Thurs May 10th 9:00 am in Phelps County Courthouse Rolla Missouri.

      A plea hearing is when the defendant goes before the judge and says, I plead guilty to the crime I am charged with. (If this occurs there is no need for a trial.) If the crime is a misdemeanor, the defendant will be sentenced at the plea hearing. If the crime is a felony, it will be scheduled for a sentencing date within approximately 30 days, or longer is agreed to by the defendant.

      ‎200 N. Main st Rolla Missouri
      If anyone can go PLEASE DO!!!!

      Will justice be served?

    10. Change of Venue

      Julia Jasinski
      Petition Organizer

      Dalton C Harrison requests a change of Venue to Howell County 3/6/12

    11. Plea Hearing for Collin Beesler

      Julia Jasinski
      Petition Organizer

      Trial date has been changed to Plea Hearing on 5/10/2012 9:00 am by Judge Mary Sheffield Phelps County

    12. Sending petition

      Julia Jasinski
      Petition Organizer

      I am mailing this petition to be there in time for Collin Beesler's trial on 4/16/2012 at Phelps County Circuit Court 200 N. Main Rolla MO 65401

    13. Dalton is requesting a change of Judge.

      Julia Jasinski
      Petition Organizer

      Judge Tracy Storie is who this petition was mailed to , now Dalton is requesting a change of Judge.

      02/22/2012 Motion Hearing Scheduled
      Scheduled For: 03/06/2012; 9:00 AM ; MARY W SHEFFIELD; Texas

      02/07/2012 Memorandum Filed
      COMES NOW DFT BY COUNSEL. DFT ASKS HIS MOTION FOR CHANGE OF JUDGE TIMELY FILED TO BE SUSTAINED AND THAT THIS MATTER BE TRANSFERRED TO DIVISION II FOR HEARING OF CHANGE OF VENUE.
      Filed By: TRACY L STORIE

    14. Reached 10,000 signatures
    15. Dalton C. Harrison's arraignment date tuesday February 7th !

      Julia Jasinski
      Petition Organizer

      Arraignment date Feb 7th! I mailed off a printed copy of this petition to the Judge Tracy L Storie today 2/1/2012 hopefully trial date will be set then.

    16. Reached 8,000 signatures
    17. Trial date set for Collin Beesler

      Julia Jasinski
      Petition Organizer

      Pre-trial Conference Scheduled
      Scheduled For: 03/05/2012; 1:00 PM ; MARY W SHEFFIELD; Phelps
      Jury Trial Scheduled
      Scheduled For: 04/16/2012; 9:00 AM ; MARY W SHEFFIELD; Phelps

      11/10/2011 Change of Venue Received
      Memorandum Filed
      THE PARTIES APPEAR FOR TRIAL SETTING M. ANDERSON TX CO PA AND KEN HEINEMAN FOR DEFENDANT. THIS CASE SET FOR JURY TRIAL APRIL 16 &17, 2012 W/PTC MARCH 5, 2012. SO ORDERED
      Filed By: MARY W SHEFFIELD
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    18. Reached 7,000 signatures
    19. second person being charged : Dalton Harrison

      Julia Jasinski
      Petition Organizer

      A teen has been certified to stand trial in the death of a Cabool cat that was burned alive.
      Dalton C. Harrison, of 805 Cedar St. in Cabool, faces felony animal abuse charges for his role in the June burning of a small female cat in Cabool.

    20. Reached 1,500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Kim Mathews CALAIS, ME
      • about 2 years ago

      REDICULOUS...... Sorry to say there was no justice for Tinkerbelle. Dalton C Harrison got 5 years probation, the same as Collin Beesler. Sorry Tinkerbelle.

      This SHIT has got to stop..... I think something must be done ... people are getting away with this shit...... Sick .. sick sick ..

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    • Kim Venturo MYRTLE BEACH, SC
      • about 2 years ago

      once again the legal system let animals down. crime does pay in this society. especially when it is inflicted on defenseless animals.

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    • Susan Spector PLATO, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      The people that commit a crime such as the horrid act to this cat should be severely punished. By signing this petition, it will hopefully help bring attention to the case and toughen the punishment.

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    • Anna Shelton OAK RIDGE, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      Dear God, why would any normal human being (I don't care the age) do something like this?! Where does this gross malfiesance come from?

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    • Audrey St. John EAST LONGMEADOW, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      This behavior type of behavior is inexcusable. The thought of what that poor cat went through literally makes me sick to my stomach. Hurting an animal is one of the most severe forms of cruelty and should justifiably be among the most severely punished crimes!

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