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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 03:52 PM

Man gets 18 months for fatally hanging donkey

GILMER A judge sentenced a man who admitted fatally hanging a donkey to 18 months in state jail Friday after the defendant pleaded guilty to a felony charge of cruelty to livestock.

Andrew George Bassler, 36, of Ore City, was sentenced by 115th District Court Judge Lauren Parish on a plea bargain, Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd said.

Bassler admitted hanging the animal June 27 behind his property on land owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Byrd said.

The defendant initially claimed the donkey already was dead when he hung it in order to lure a panther that he believed had been hunting some of his other animals, Byrd said. Bassler said he planned to kill the panther, the prosecutor said.

More at http://www.tylerpaper.com/article/20130105/NEWS01/130109914/0/FRONTPAGE

Second animal cruelty conviction for the man. Some jail time is deserved.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:08 PM

1. Always embarrassing and shaming to know scum like this exists.

Gets my old populist leanings up.

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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:10 PM

2. What a sicko that guy is.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:44 PM

3. what an ass

We really need to stiff up our animal cruelty penalties in this country. Unless you put the hurt on these freaks thay dont stop.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 05:33 PM

4. I hope he does not have kids. He would be abusive to them also if he does.

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