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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:39 PM
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Remember "Gizmo" - Dog Kicked To Death Last Month? - Owners Want $200k
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The owners of Gizmo, a 16-year-old Yorkshire terrier killed last month when they say he was kicked like a football, are asking a court to award them $200,000 in damages.

Jelani Lewis filed the suit along with his wife, Jessica. The money would not fill the void caused by the loss of their dog, said Jelani Lewis, who talked with reporters yesterday.

''Gizmo was more than just a pet,'' Jelani Lewis said. ''He wasn't just an animal. Myself and Jessica, we took care of Gizmo, and that was our kid. I can't describe the emptiness I feel, and I don't know that it will be replaced.''

The suit names as defendants Chad Daniel Crawford, charged by police with kicking the dog, along with two other men, and Nashboro Village Apartments, where the couple lives. The couple seeks punitive and compensatory damages in the April 5 incident.

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/04/04/50853422...
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:45 PM
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1. Like they'd ever see the $200k from that guy.
I remember him looking as though he didn't have two quarters to rub together.
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MsMagnificent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:50 PM
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2. "Vandalism"?? 'A dog is like a MAILBOX'?!
This guy Crawfords attorney, Stephen S. Ogle, says all it is is Vandalism!

It's merely Vandalism to abuse and kill a living, breathing, feeling, thinking being?!

Hell, Crawford should get a nice chunk of prison time... only wish we could send him to Abu Graib!

Last paragraph of http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/04/04/50853422... :

''It's a vandalism case, and it has caused all this outrage because of a piece of property that was a dog,'' Ogle said. ''If it was a mailbox, it wouldn't have this kind of a furor. Not to diminish what it feels like to lose a dog, but that's not the test in the criminal case.''
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:55 PM
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3. Animal groups are already petitioning and writing letters
to the prosecutor for him to get prison time.
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