Hargrove admitted to fighting dogs and electrocuting dogs for over four decades. Stud fees, gamboling, hosting dog fights was his sole source of income since Vietnam.
A proven recidivist, his criminal history goes back to 1983. Another conviction in 1993 and a third in 2001. Every time he gets out, he resumes fighting dogs.
On his propery investigators found: "a fighting pit that was covered in a significant amount of blood, modified jumper cables that were used to electrocute dogs, a large debris pit that contained dog carcasses, a blood covered treadmill with wooden sides..." This according to court of appeal documents (U.S. v. Hargrove, 4th Cir.).
Hargrove was never deterred by his prior dogfighting convictions and shows an extreme disrespect for law. Moreover, he shows no remorse for his actions or sympathy for his victims. Therefore, he can only be deterred in this behaviour with a lengthy prison sentence.
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