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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:39 PM

Police make arrest in monkey death at Zoo Boise

Press conference by the Boise Police just now over the arrest of a suspect in what must rank as one of the sicker crimes I've heard of:

BOISE -- Boise Police investigators say they have made an arrest in connection the death of a patas monkey at Zoo Boise.

Michael Watkins, 22, Weiser, was arrested just before 2 p.m. and is currently in the Washington County Jail. He is charged with two felonies - burglary and grand theft.

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Zoo Boise officials tells us the monkey was brutally beaten and left for dead early Saturday morning.

Police say they can't release many details as to how the intruders broke in or why. We do know that the monkey died of excessive blunt force trauma to his head and upper body.

http://www.ktvb.com/news/crime/Police-make-arrest-in-monkey-death-at-Zoo-Boise-180052381.html

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IDemo Nov 2012 OP
spanone Nov 2012 #1
bluedigger Nov 2012 #2
IDemo Nov 2012 #3
arthritisR_US Nov 2012 #4
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #5
DaniDubois Nov 2012 #6
KansDem Nov 2012 #7
IDemo Nov 2012 #8
LeftinOH Nov 2012 #9

Response to IDemo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:40 PM

1. good.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:44 PM

2. Idaho doesn't have any felony animal abuse laws?

To the lions with the sorry fuck.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:49 PM

3. Yes, but still nowhere near as strong as needed

It was one of the last states to illegalize cock fighting.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:51 PM

4. I am totally down with your idea!

If humans have no laws for primate murder then let the animal kingdom deal with it. Yep, let the big cats hold court with these fuckers

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Response to arthritisR_US (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:53 PM

5. The baboons and mandrills could do a job on him. :-)

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:58 AM

6. So sad. Serial killer in the making.

 

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:38 AM

7. My theory (for what it's worth)

I'm wondering if this fellow wanted to experience what it would be like to kill a human, but didn't want to suffer the penalty of murder if caught. So he decides to beat a monkey to death.

After all, monkeys do resemble humans in many ways, so perhaps he thought if he could kill a monkey, he'd experienced how if felt to fatally beat a human and this would satisfy his desires.

He probably thought he would never be caught since it wasn't a human and therefore no one would care as much.

I'm guessing the perp is one, sick citizen.

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Response to KansDem (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:51 AM

8. That was my thought as well

There is enough similarity in the DNA that he wouldn't be far from wrong.

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