Yeah, you read that headline right ... Boy Sentenced After Killing Family Dog with Hammer ... The article reads
A 15-year-old boy who broke into a home in Grand Rapids, Mich., and killed a family's dog with a hammer has been sentenced to spend up to 20 years in prison.
He could get out of prison in as little as 3 years. Turns out this kid broke into the house for some loot in May; was bitten by the family dog (a dachshund); and proceeded to hit the dog in the head with a hammer. The frustrating thing is that he wasn't even charged with animal cruelty! He pled guilty to a "home invasion charge" (otherwise known as B&E).
If he was charged with Break&Entering, I wonder why he wasn't charged with "Theft under/over $5000" or animal cruelty? Is this another loop-hole? He didnt' leave the scene so he can't be charged with theft? He was "protecting" himself so he can't be charged with animal cruelty?? Sometimes the legal system makes me sick.
No wonder people commit crimes ... they don't ever have to pay any penalty for them. Their legal aid always finds loop-holes for them to jump through. I bet he was charged as a minor. I'm glad he's going to prison but it should be for a lot longer than 3 years.