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Judge hands down three-year sentence in puppy death

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A judge has sentenced a man to three years in prison for tossing a puppy from the third-floor balcony of a North Charleston apartment. Circuit Judge Edward Cottingham says he had to send a message about animal cruelty during the sentencing yesterday. Twenty-two-year-old Javon Patrick Morris had pleaded guilty earlier to animal cruelty. The puppy, a Yorkiepoo, was in a soft-sided container when it was tossed off the balcony last March while Morris was arguing with his girlfriend. The animal suffered head injuries and had to be put to death. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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how interesting

so he gets a three year sentence for killing a dog????? don't get me wrong I like dogs and cats and horses etc. but please!!!! How much more valuable is a human life?? And we allow the killing of them by the thousands every year. Oh yeah, it is the right to choose...well maybe this guy decided the puppy was too much of a burden or an inconvenience or a "mistake" or maybe she made him get the puppy against his wishes. So why shouldn't he have the right to get rid of it? It was his puppy wasn't it?? He didn't really hurt anyone did he?? OMG, people step back and you not see how ridiculous this is?! An innocent puppy or an innocent baby what difference does it make? Killing either one is a crime and should be dealt with, not allowed by law. What a tragic choice we have made in this country, we need to catch the vision and reverse this "value" system we have going here.

puppy murderer

I bet shes going to wait for him to get out of jail to cause she "loves him" right? He was such a good person, she made him mad...(can't wait to read the comments people are gonna make on this story.)

An act of murder committed

An act of murder committed against any living creature is a crime. I would have sentenced this "man" to be thrown off a balcony.

Sentencing for Puppy Murder

It's too bad we don't protect the lives of unborn children in this same manner. God help us!


Sick sick sick, I would have beat the hell out of that guy if that had been my dog. As far as God helping us, he ain't. Time to help yourself.

I couldnt agree more with

I couldnt agree more with you and it's good to know atleast one person in this crazy world has alittle sense about them.

puppy killer

There is a special place in hell for people like him