Two Atlanta brothers are in custody at the Fulton County jail charged with the torture death of a five-month old puppy and trashing a local apartment complex.
Seventeen-year old Joshua Molder and 18-year old Justin Molder are being held without bond.
The Molder brothers stand accused of covering a puppy with paint, hog tying it, trying to set it on fire and when that didn't work, baking the puppy to death in an oven.
As you may know, the connection between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence has been established for many years. FBI Supervisory Special Agent Allen Brantley was quoted as saying "Animal cruelty... is not a harmless venting of emotion in a healthy individual; this is a warning sign." Joshua and Justin Molder's actions in this case meet several of the factors that are considered high-risk for future violence against humans, as outlined by Dr. Randall Lockwood.
Please help ensure that justice is served in this unthinkably cruel case. Take a moment to send a polite letter to the prosecutor in this case, asking for vigorous prosecution, as well as the maximum jail time, a heavy fine and mandatory psychological counseling if the Molders are convicted.
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