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Alleged dog mutilating teen to face court this morning

By johnboy - 22 February 2012 116

A 16-year-old Northside boy will face the ACT Childrens Court this morning (Wednesday, February 22) charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal causing death.

Police will allege the youth killed at least three dogs by setting them on fire and then dismembering them. The remains of three dogs were located by police in a vacant grass area yesterday afternoon.

A search warrant was conducted yesterday at the youth’s home where a number of evidentiary items were located. The youth was arrested at the conclusion of the search warrant and taken to the ACT Watch House where he was charged.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Alleged dog mutilating teen to face court this morning
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buzz819 9:16 am
22 Feb 12
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Wow, that is pretty disturbing.

Que the comments about serial killers, hanging the youth and dismembering them.

They are a sick bastard.

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vet111 9:19 am
22 Feb 12
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Good God.

There are just no words. I don’t say this very much, but there really is no hope for someone like this – euthanise him before he does further damage.

You scummy little f***wit, I hope someone ends your miserable existence.

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Thumper 9:23 am
22 Feb 12
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You really have to wonder what goes through the minds of these people?

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SnapperJack 9:25 am
22 Feb 12
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Look, I know I might be expressing an unpopular view here but could we all please show a bit of restraint before Rioters begin jumping overboard? Pouring vitriol onto this young man will help nobody and might very well unfairly influence the course of justice in this case.

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schmeah 9:31 am
22 Feb 12
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Punishments for people who torture or neglect animals are notoriously lax .. she/he/they will get a slap on the wrist and be allowed to own animals from here to eternity.

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EvanJames 9:34 am
22 Feb 12
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If the “justice” this “person” receives doesn’t reflect public sentiment about cases like this, then we have cause to doubt our justice system. I don’t care about any “mitigating” circumstances, because there can be none.

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TheDancingDjinn 9:52 am
22 Feb 12
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buzz819 said :

Wow, that is pretty disturbing.

Que the comments about serial killers, hanging the youth and dismembering them.

They are a sick bastard.

While it may not indicate “serial killer” it does most certainly point to the fact there is something really wrong with this kid. He really needs to be assessed mentaly to find out why he would have the urge to do this to animals.

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Thumper 9:54 am
22 Feb 12
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EvanJames said :

If the “justice” this “person” receives doesn’t reflect public sentiment about cases like this, then we have cause to doubt our justice system. I don’t care about any “mitigating” circumstances, because there can be none.

EJ is correct.

There are no mitigating circumstances whatsoever.

One does not burn and dismember dogs because they had a sad upbringing.

Just aside from that, does it appear to any one that we are seeing more and more examples of animal cruelty, or does it just appear that way due to greater reporting?

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Zeital 9:59 am
22 Feb 12
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Hearing about this stuff just makes me sick. Hope this little s*** gets locked up, I can only guess at how much pain the families of the dogs feel…..

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Jethro 10:20 am
22 Feb 12
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This may be one of the most disturbing crimes I have read about on this site.

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VYBerlinaV8_is_back 10:24 am
22 Feb 12
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Absolutely disgusting. I hope this little prick gets sent away for a long time. There are no excuses for this kind of behaviour.

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Jim Jones 11:04 am
22 Feb 12
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Thumper said :

EvanJames said :

If the “justice” this “person” receives doesn’t reflect public sentiment about cases like this, then we have cause to doubt our justice system. I don’t care about any “mitigating” circumstances, because there can be none.

EJ is correct.

There are no mitigating circumstances whatsoever.

One does not burn and dismember dogs because they had a sad upbringing.

Just aside from that, does it appear to any one that we are seeing more and more examples of animal cruelty, or does it just appear that way due to greater reporting?

Sadly, I think that it’s just greater reporting which is bringing it to the public eye.

On the whole ‘serial killer’s begin by torturing animals thing’; I was talking to a criminologist the other day (as you do) and brought up the issue. She told me that the whole thing started when there was a study done of sociopaths, and the study revealed a significant proportion (something like 25-30%) of sociopaths who admitted torturing animals (in one way or another) when they were young. The study identified this as significant, and it entered into the public mind (largely through representations in popular media that picked up on the trope).

Later research, however, questioned the findings of the initial study, and conducted more thorough research, including segments of the population that weren’t sociopaths. Apparently there’s no significant difference between sociopaths and non-sociopaths when it comes to torturing animals.

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54-11 11:36 am
22 Feb 12
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Jim Jones said :

Thumper said :

EvanJames said :

If the “justice” this “person” receives doesn’t reflect public sentiment about cases like this, then we have cause to doubt our justice system. I don’t care about any “mitigating” circumstances, because there can be none.

EJ is correct.

There are no mitigating circumstances whatsoever.

One does not burn and dismember dogs because they had a sad upbringing.

Just aside from that, does it appear to any one that we are seeing more and more examples of animal cruelty, or does it just appear that way due to greater reporting?

Sadly, I think that it’s just greater reporting which is bringing it to the public eye.

On the whole ‘serial killer’s begin by torturing animals thing’; I was talking to a criminologist the other day (as you do) and brought up the issue. She told me that the whole thing started when there was a study done of sociopaths, and the study revealed a significant proportion (something like 25-30%) of sociopaths who admitted torturing animals (in one way or another) when they were young. The study identified this as significant, and it entered into the public mind (largely through representations in popular media that picked up on the trope).

Later research, however, questioned the findings of the initial study, and conducted more thorough research, including segments of the population that weren’t sociopaths. Apparently there’s no significant difference between sociopaths and non-sociopaths when it comes to torturing animals.

There’s always someone who ruins a thoroughly enjoyable public hanging.

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EvanJames 11:54 am
22 Feb 12
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54-11 said :

There’s always someone who ruins a thoroughly enjoyable public hanging.

I don’t care about the serial killer thing. I care that he attracted dogs to him, probably by calling them, and then set fire to them, and watched them burn alive.

That’s what I care about, and if this piece of manure was in front of me, I’d deal with him myself. If the law doesn’t, it will be just another disappointing failure of the system that is meant to stop people from meting out their version of justice.

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NoImRight 11:57 am
22 Feb 12
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EvanJames said :

If the “justice” this “person” receives doesn’t reflect public sentiment about cases like this, then we have cause to doubt our justice system. I don’t care about any “mitigating” circumstances, because there can be none.

Not coming down on either side here but should sentences “reflect public sentiment”? Isnt that getting a little close to lynch mobs style? Sentences should reflect all details brought out in the trial not the knee jerk reaction of the few based on edited highlights.

And no Im not defending this person at all, seems a pretty vile action to me.

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