Brown was sentenced on Friday to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Jonnie England, executive director of Operation Kindness, the shelter that cared for the pit bull mix they named Mercy, called the jury's sentence "insignificant." "We're extremely disappointed," she said. "It's not enough, and it's not about revenge. It's about justice." We are very disheartened by this sentencing, but at least he got 4 years....Let's hope he serves all four!
Jury Hands Down Guilty Verdict In Animal Cruelty Trial
CARROLLTON, Texas -- DeShawn Brown has been found guilty on a third-degree felony charge of animal cruelty, NBC 5 reported.Brown, 22, is accused of beating, burning and stabbing a pit bull named Mercy in April 2006 because she refused to mate.
Thank you, each and every one of you for supporting this petition for Mercy. A very special thank you to Jonnie England and all of Operation Kindness for their vigilance and tireless work to get justice for Mercy! This petition is now at rest...with our sweet, sweet Mercy.
Dallas County District Attorney Bill Hill Frank Crowley Courts Building 133 N. Industrial Blvd., LB 19 Dallas, Texas 75207-4399 Main office: 214.653.3600 Fax: 214.653.5774
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Mercy was just a sweet, innocent 10 month old puppy whose life was so viciously taken from us. Why? Because some sadistic low life who is sick and twisted needed to feel he had the power to torture and kill and get away with it. Well, we must make sure he DOESN’T!
We implore you to prosecute to fullest extent of the law for Mercy’s death and justice be served.
Also Sign Petition to pass "Mercy's Law" http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/809607957
Mercy, the name given the dog by Operation Kindness volunteers was rescued Friday, April 14 by a Dallas man as she was huddled in a wooded area behind an apartment complex near Belt Line and Preston in North Dallas. The dog had been badly injured and was bleeding. Mercy's injuries include being kicked and stabbed multiple times and left to die. The vet thinks she also has chemical burns and she may have been dragged behind a car. Veterinarians later determined Mercy had been doused with gasoline and then lit on fire.
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Mercy, the 10-month-old puppy who was doused with gasoline and set on fire, has died. Her little heart just gave out. She was a gentle soul who showed remarkable strength and courage - she inspired us all!
Mercy died Sunday evening about 9:30 p.m. at the veterinary clinic where she was being treated. Doctors said Mercy showed some improvement Saturday, but her condition started to deteriorate Sunday afternoon. She was given a plasma transfusion, but shortly afterward her heart--weakened by burns over 60% over her body--stopped beating.
"All of us at Operation Kindness, as well as thousands of people who have been moved by her plight, are grieving for Mercy," said Jonnie England, executive director at Operation Kindness. "We were so hopeful that this beautiful, gentle dog, who had suffered and endured unbearable pain, would pull through in the end. “Mercy was a gentle, valiant and brave dog who suffered unimaginable pain and agony.”
Quoted from Larry Powell: The dog has left a better legacy on the planet than her attacker will leave.
**Mercy had a Mom waiting for her to come home, but now it is Mercy who will be waiting for her Mom…at Rainbow Bridge.** It's more important than ever that the person who brutalized her be caught and brought to justice--for Mercy's sake."
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