Nov 14, 2006

There is a special section in hell for people like this

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A man pleaded guilty in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend's four small kittens, which were tossed into a fire pit after the couple argued.

Robert Tomlin, 22, of Smithsburg was sentenced Monday to 1 1/2 years in jail for aggravated animal cruelty. Washington County Circuit Judge John McDowell suspended the sentence except for the 134 days Tomlin has served since his arrest.

In the plea bargain, charges of assault for allegedly striking former girlfriend Kelli Ann Green and destruction of property were dropped.

"Taking defenseless animals as you have, and destroying them ... there is no excuse for that," McDowell told Tomlin.

Washington County prosecutor Robert Veil said Tomlin had been drinking July 2 and Green left after he hit her, leaving her ear bloody.

"When she returned to the residence, she heard a hissing in the fire," Veil said, and discovered the burning corpses of the kittens. She said Tomlin told her from jail that "he should have finished what he started."

The judge ordered Tomlin to have no contact with Green or her family or with any animals or pets, and to undergo mental health and substance abuse evaluation.

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:09 PM

    There are more of these beasts around than most realize. The degree of the cruelty varies, but the intent is just the same. I can tell you with complete certainty that the guy thinks *she* is at fault. The kittens died because of *her*. And no one will ever make him believ differently. The world is so damn full of this sort of stupid stuff... it just varies in degree. Thank God there are good men in the world that know different. Thanks for being one of the good ones. I wish there were more.

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  2. Anonymous8:14 PM

    I forgot to say that our society is FULL of plea bargains. Notice how the judge was shocked by †he kittens being burned... but her ear? Well, I guess it healed, huh?

    Kittens trump women.... sad, sick, but true.

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  3. If there is a hell, there will definitely be a section with giant testicle-eating kittens.

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  4. Not only that, but it's a proven fact that most serial killers first "practice" on innocent animals. This guy should be treated accordingly.

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  5. I think the reason most people fel the abuse of animal so deeple is the fact that an animal gives you the most unquestioning, no questions asked kind of love in the world. All they want is good food, clean water and some affection and they are yours forever.

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