Thursday, April 1, 2010
Animal Abuse Cases in Court
Laszlo Arsenio Horvath
Cruelty to Animals
Defendant allegedly sexually assaulted his dog, which had to euthanized.
Defendant pled March 24, 2010 and was sentenced to 3 years probation. Adjudication of guilt was withheld!
Darin Thomas Christopher
Cruelty to Animals; Battery on Person 65+ yrs old; Battery DV; ROWOV (2cts)
Defendant allegedly hit victim's dog several times in head & jaw, told her he would rip its ear off & make her eat it, and then threatened to kill her. Dog's jaw was broken & 2 teeth knocked out.
Trial scheduled for June 28, 2010.
Michael Joseph Potter
Cause Cruel Death/Pain/Suffering (animal abuse)
Defendant allegedly bludgeoned his neighbor's puppy with a hammer (the dog had to be euthanized)
Arrested 3/22/10 - no court dates yet.
John Patrick Crimins, Jr.
Attempted 1st Degree Murder; Aggravated Battery GBH (2cts); Trespass; Cruelty to Animals
Defendant allegedly slashed his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend (who lost 5 fingers) with a knife. The couple's 4-yr old child witnessed the attack. We are uncertain as to the nature of the animal abuse charge.
Trial scheduled for June 1, 2010.
Frank L Nibbs
Cruelty to Animals
Defendant allegedly entered victim's property and used a pipe to beat her 7-mo old puppy in front of her & her son - the dog sustained a broken jaw, chin, and lost an eye.
Trial scheduled for April 19, 2010.
Aggravated Battery Pregnant Person; Cruelty to Animals (9cts); Cause Cruel Death/Pain/Suffering
Details not known.
Defendant pled December 2009 and was sentenced to 15 years Department of Corrections and ordered to have a psych evaluation.
Christopher M Comins
Cruelty to Animals (2cts)
Defendant was videotaped as he shot 2 siberian huskies (w/the property owner's permission) that were allegedly attacking a baby calf near Lake Nona - video was posted on youtube. The dog owner lived several miles away and allegedly left the animals free to roam. At the status hearing on 4/14, defendant rejected the opportunity to plead to two misdemeanors. Trial is scheduled for 8/16/10.
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