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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:35 AM

Prison for Man Who Amputated Kitten Toes

WASHINGTON (CN) - A D.C. man who subjected two kittens to a "brutal home amputation" was sentenced to nearly one year in prison by a judge on Friday.
Judge Patricia Broderick sentenced Eric Gaskin to 360 days in jail, with all but 180 days suspended, on two counts of animal cruelty.
The 39-year-old Gaskin pleaded guilty to the charges in November 2012 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. After serving his sentence, Gaskin must serve three years of probation during which time he will undergo mental health treatment, take parenting classes, not have any pets and perform 40 hours of community service, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Authorities apprehended Gaskin after the Washington Humane Society had to euthanize the two kittens he had mangled.

http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/02/22/55117.htm

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:47 AM

1. "take parenting classes"????

THAT is unsettling...he has kids????

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:15 AM

2. Not enough

But here in Kentucky he would have probably had to pay a small fine or something, if anything at all.

Those poor little babies having to suffer torture like that. Someone like this man shouldn't be considered human. If I were the sister I'd find a way to make his life HELL. Of course, the fool wouldn't have gotten by with such a thing in my home so I guess she's a piece of work as well.

People who do this should be absolutely shunned by society for the rest of their miserable lives. It should go on their criminal record BLATANTLY so that it affects any future employment prospects. I also think animal cruelty should prevent someone from ever having any taxpayer benefits like unemployment. These are the things I will admit to wishing would happen to people like this when I think of defenseless animals being tortured. Edit to add that he should never be permitted to lay eyes on his children again if he has any, EVER!

I couldn't work in animal rescue because I'd kill some son of a bitch.

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:42 PM

3. I am in tears over this story.

This is one of those worst-case animal abuses. I cannot believe that this man only got 1/2 year in jail....with a total sentence of only a year if he would have had to serve it all.

"Indeed, as the kittens struggled against the defendant's grip, most of the bones in each foot and leg were crushed, causing excruciating pain and profuse bleeding," according to the prosecutor's statement.


Seriously, dude? Seriously, judge?

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:34 PM

4. This sick fuck

gets a slap on the wrist and only spends a little time in jail?!?!?!?!? If he did something so henious to an innocent animal, Lord knows what would happen to a human child!

This is a very sad situation.

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