Friday, August 21, 2009

News Reel - Followup Marcus Luttrell


Do you remember back in April I posted a News Reel about Marcus Luttrell? For those of you who don't remember or didn't read the post, please take some time to read it now. The link I had posted to the news article doesn't work anymore as MacLean's has removed it, but here's a link to a similar article that tells you what happened in more detail.


I thought I would see if I could find out what happened to those involved in the execution. The following quote was found in this news article as a followup to what happened to those kids:


Of the four men, only two have been charged. Michael Edmonds Jr., who initially ran from authorities after the charges were brought but later turned himself in, and Alfonso Hernandez have been charged with animal cruelty.

4 comments:

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

This is a pretty sad outcome on more than one level. Our society and government has little or no respect for our veterans.

On the other side of that is how difficult it is to prosecute those charged with animal cruelty. But, when the offenders are prosecuted successfully the the powers that be let them off the hook, like Vicks,and society gives them a free pass.

I don't spend too much time wondering why the world is in the state it is in. One doesn't have to look to far to see the travesties of justice committed daily.

CastoCreations said...

This SERIOUSLY makes me ill. I cannot read or think about it because I will cry! Those men clearly have no respect for life. It's not just about shooting a dog...it's the perverse pleasure they took in it. They should be locked up. They're lucky the owner didn't shoot them...I think my hubby would have done it.

Angus said...

What a truly heartrending story. Didn't I read somewhere (in a previous post here?) that the football player who was arraigned for dog fighting is back playing again for mega-bucks?

Viatecio said...

Angus, yes you have...it's been all over a lot of dog blogs since the news came out. Heather has a great take on it: http://cynography.blogspot.com/2009/08/no-second-chance.html

I've often wondered what all goes into an animal cruelty charge. Is it the severity of the treatment, or the length of time it goes on, or what? What about emotional suffering of the veteran involved, especially since he's been overseas? It's just a mystery why some animal crimes are felonies (and rightfully so), but then others that seem just as severe are only misdemeanors.