- Pam Slater-PriceCounty Supervisor
- Bonnie DumanisDistrict Attorney of San Diego
- Jerry SandersMayor of the City of San Diego
- Garrett RandallDeputy District Attorney (handling the case)
Justice for Three Murdered Family Dogs in San Diego
San Diego man "Patrick Caleb Land" , 25 was charged with brutally beating to death his girlfriend's three dogs.
According to investigators, Land was living with his girlfriend and her three dogs,
Josh, Pikanik and Jackie. .
In September, Land called his girlfriend at work and told her that he found one of her dogs,
"Josh", 8yrs old - a Great Pyrenees and Golden Retriever mix ... dead in the bedroom of the house.
On October 14 , three weeks after the death of the first dog, Land called the woman again and said he found her other two dogs dead in a bedroom.
This time, she became suspicious and took the animals to a veterinarian for a necropsy.
One was a 9-year-old white shepherd mix named Jackie, and the other was a 4-year-old black and tan mixed breed named Pikanik.
"Jackie and Pikanik both died from severe trauma with apparent intention to kill them,"
from a report from the veterinarian that examined the dogs.
"They both appear to have been brutally beaten while restrained with something over their heads to keep them quiet and unable to bite defensively."
According to investigators, Pikanik suffered more severe injuries, suggesting he struggled more and was harder to silence.
Animal Service officers interviewed Land about the dogs' deaths on Oct. 15.
Land fled San Diego the next day and was arrested April 19 in Greensboro, N.C., officials said.
Investigators eventually tracked him down in North Carolina and extradited him to San Diego.
Land, who had scratches on him after Jackie and Pikanik died, said they happened when he fell into a bush, according to the prosecutor Randall.
However investigators believe DNA evidence found on Pikanik's nails links Land to the killings.
"The dog's front claws were preserved. (Land's) DNA was found under Pikanik, the younger dog's nails," said Randall.
Sentencing DATE IS SET: Tuesday November 8th at 1:30pm,
Department 31 #rd Floor
Hall of Justice -
330 W. Broadway San Diego, Ca 92101
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- County Supervisor
- District Attorney of San Diego
- Mayor of the City of San Diego
- Deputy District Attorney (handling the case)
I write to respectfully request that you help enforce the maximum penalty allowable by law against Patrick Caleb Land, who in two separate instances brutally murdered three beloved family dogs:
Josh 8yrs, Pikanik 4yrs and Jackie 9yrs old.
As you may know, social scientists and law enforcement officials have identified animal abuse as a precursor to violent crimes against human beings.
The fact that the accused committed these acts on two different dates and then fled San Diego County....clearly indicates he has no remorse after killing Josh, the first dog in September and then Pikanik and Jackie on October 14th.
As a society, we must call a halt to the acceptance of cruelty to animals and enforce a policy of harsh punishment for these crimes. To allow individuals guilty of perpetrating such cruel acts to go unpunished or not sufficiently punished would be to sanction these horrific crimes and would permit them to go on to commit serious and violent crimes against humans.
I request that the harshest penalty be imposed against Patrick Caleb Land.
Including the maximum jail sentence. In addition, I strongly suggest that he receive mandatory psychological counseling and be prohibited from ever owning or harboring animals again.
Please send a strong message to the community that murder and cruelty to animals will
not be tolerated by a civilized society and seek the maximum penalty.
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"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~ Immanual Kant.
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