Man Cuts Dog’s Throat to Get His Girlfriend’s Attention – Please Give Him Max Sentence!
  • Petitioned Hon. William Joseph

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Judge, Zanesville Municipal Court
Hon. William Joseph

Man Cuts Dog’s Throat to Get His Girlfriend’s Attention – Please Give Him Max Sentence!

    1. Hand 4Paws
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      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, United States

Zanesville, OH: Police responding to a report of a woman covered in blood, discovered not an injured woman, but instead a profusely bleeding dog – her dog - whose throat had been cut.

The woman’s boyfriend, Justin C. Smith, was arrested. Smith told police he wanted to get his girlfriends attention, so he took her 20-pound dog outside and used a utility knife to slit the dog’s throat. When asked why, Smith said because “I could.”

The little dog died soon afterwards. Another innocent little life cruelly and needlessly taken.

Since cruelty to companion animals is only a misdemeanor in Ohio, the most Smith could receive under the animal cruelty charge is 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. If found guilty, he could also receive 90 days in jail and be fined $750 for resisting arrest. Smith is currently in jail.

Nitro Foundation has planned a peaceful rally for July 10, 2012 at the Zanesville Municipal Court. If you are able, please come and show your support!  More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/436887823010995/

This petition respectfully requests that if found guilty, Justin C. Smith receives the maximum sentence allowable under law for cruelty to companion animals and other charges. Please speak out against animal cruelty by adding your signature to this petition.

Who to contact: http://our-compass.org/2012/07/01/justice-for-dog-killer-in-zanesville-ohio/

For more information on this story: http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/article/20120628/NEWS01/206280302/Zanesville-man-accused-cutting-dog-s-throat

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To:
Hon. William Joseph, Judge, Zanesville Municipal Court
We, the undersigned, respectfully request that if found guilty of cruelty to companion animals and other charges, Justin C. Smith receive the maximum sentence allowable under law. We also request that he not be allowed to live with, own or be in the company of any companion animals.

Thank you for your prompt attention in this matter.

Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Aimee LeBrun MASON, NH
      • almost 2 years ago

      I hope you won with this petition. Why the HE** should he be allowed to kill an innocent animal and get away with it? I hope they don't let him free for the animals' safety.

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    • Carole Hay YOSEMITE, KY
      • about 2 years ago

      This piece of KILLING SCUM should be arrested and thrown in JAIL before he cuts some humans throat next, this is the profile for scum HUMANS like him, he is a KILLER already..... Stop him in his tracks and keep him in JAIL>

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    • Tommie Caudell ROSEBURG, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      You wanted attention Buddy? Well you've got mine!! I hope they give you the maximum sentence for your cruel and senseless act. It should be a felony!!

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    • mike bunten WARRINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      unbelievable saddistic cruelty, the girlfriend is probably next in line

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    • Heidi Casey CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND
      • about 2 years ago

      If this scum bag cut he's girlfriend's throat he would go to jail for either murder or manslughter so why shouldn't he get the same for cutting the dog's throat??? Its time the law changed for the animals they are living beings too!!!!!!

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