Ferret torturers get custodial sentences

johnboy 27 October 2008 186

Convicted ferret torturers Thomas Sorahan and Adriano Larobina have now been sentenced for their crime.

The RSPCA have put out a media release applauding the sentence:

    “RSPCA ACT today applauded the firm stand of the legal system in the ACT region to appropriately punish two men found guilty of animal cruelty. Sentencing the men to ten months jail with a five month non-parole period, the decision by the magistrate represents one of the most severe punishments for animal cruelty in the ACT region in some years.

    “This represents a breakthrough for RSPCA ACT in fighting for appropriate punishment for animal cruelty,” RSPCA ACT CEO Michael Linke said, “I can only hope that this firm stand will act as a deterrent to others. This case was one of the most grotesque I have seen in my time as RSPCA ACT CEO and I am confident that the community will support this sentence as an appropriate response to sick and disgusting acts of cruelty against animals.”

    Mr Linke has long sought to raise awareness of the identified link between cruelty against animals and subsequent offenses against people. Referring to the “cycle of violence”, Mr Linke said today that he hoped the early conviction and sentencing in relation to animal cruelty would act as a deterrent to future offences.”

The two plan to appeal both sentence and conviction.

UPDATED: I have it on good authority that the defence tried to argue that the previous discussion of these two on RiotACT constituted a punishment from the community already delivered. That’s something we’re all going to have to think about. Personally I’m relieved this argument did not sway Magistrate Brian Van Zuylen.

FURTHER UPDATE: The ABC has more.


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fox fox 12:52 am 01 Apr 09

+1 Granny. I am disgusted.

Granny Granny 6:16 pm 31 Mar 09

Justice is dead.

Granny Granny 6:08 pm 31 Mar 09

Damn, it’s true! Sorahan’s sentence has been set aside.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/03/31/2531321.htm

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 8:29 am 31 Mar 09

Is what true, Granny? That convicted ferret torturers Thomas Sorahan and Adriano Larobina will be released from jail around March 28, having served time after being convicted for torturing ferrets?

Granny Granny 12:12 am 31 Mar 09

Is it true, JB?

jessieduck jessieduck 9:59 pm 30 Mar 09

I don’t see how the charges could be dropped against Thomas Sorahan and Adriano Larobina, the convicted ferret torturers.

SheepGroper SheepGroper 9:35 pm 30 Mar 09

Deckard said :

jessieduck, that would be Thomas Sorahan and Adriano Larobina, ferret torturers.

Wouldn’t that be Thomas Sorahan and Adriano Larobina, convicted ferret torturers?

jessieduck jessieduck 8:16 pm 30 Mar 09

Thanks Deckard.

I sincerely hope that Thomas Sorahan and Adriano Larobina, the ferret torturers, rot in hell.

Primal Primal 8:07 pm 30 Mar 09

My immediate thought is that charges can’t be dropped after a successful prosecution…

Deckard Deckard 7:59 pm 30 Mar 09

jessieduck, that would be Thomas Sorahan and Adriano Larobina, ferret torturers.

jessieduck jessieduck 7:46 pm 30 Mar 09

What were their names again Deckard?

Deckard Deckard 7:44 pm 30 Mar 09

I thought that convicted ferret torturers Thomas Sorahan and Adriano Larobina had appealled their sentence. Haven’t heard any news on whether it’s been heard or not.

el el 6:44 pm 30 Mar 09

Sounds like BS.

The 5 month non-parole period would’ve finished around the 28th of this month though.

johnboy johnboy 6:35 pm 30 Mar 09

Got a source for that Tom?

Tom Sora Tom Sora 6:31 pm 30 Mar 09

Yep I have some information for you the charges were dropped. Whats your thoughts on that?

Mish_Mash Mish_Mash 9:03 pm 29 Mar 09

Any further news on this? In relation to being elligable for their parole?

dexi dexi 7:56 am 08 Nov 08

Time they took a “swim the frogs”

farnarkler farnarkler 7:49 am 08 Nov 08

Lynch mobs are far too visible. Snipers remain hidden, so will those who give these two their just desserts.

jake555 jake555 6:17 pm 07 Nov 08

arno said :

why dont you pussies reveal your true identities and i’ll show you what i do to lynch mobs. Lynch mob my arse if you are anything like the calibre of dead shits that were in court im pretty sure you couldn’t fight your way out of a wet paper bag. Either way come find me and see what happen. PS…. I ran over a frog yesterday morning, would you like to make a forum about that? I think the remains of the poor little guy are left on my front tyre

Are you planning to reveal your true identity ‘arno’?

If you are anything like the calibre of the incarcerated parties, or their mates who were in court that day, no doubt your true identity will be revealed soon enough when we read about you facing a magistrate for one reason or another.

I wouldn’t worry too much about lynch mobs, karma has a way of catching up with people like you.

mdme workalot mdme workalot 10:30 am 07 Nov 08

@Skid post #160 – Freudian slip there? 😛

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