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Fri Dec 26, 2014, 11:57 PM

 

Guilty - woman took terminally ill neighbors dog & had him euthanized

http://m.wtae.com/news/verdict-in-for-woman-who-stole-and-euthanized-terminally-ill-mans-dog/30405450

"I'm thrilled to death. Got Christmas a day late," said Thor's owner, Mark Boehler. "Thank you people of the jury."

Gisele Paris testified that she found the dog named Thor in her Spring Hill neighborhood. She claimed she took the dog home, cleaned him up and dressed a wound, then took him to the Animal Rescue League. When no one claimed him, she took the dog back, she said.

Thor was not well and not eating, so she fed the dog a special diet of rice and chicken, Paris testified. She told jurors that the dog was deteriorating. Thor was euthanized by a veterinarian.

"No matter how misguided you think she is, she doesn't find herself in this position if she didn't care about a sick dog," said Paris' lawyer, Robert Mielnicki. "In the end, I don't think the jury was able to get over the fact that Gisele herself admitted that at least a period of time before the dog was euthanized, she sort of knew whose dog it was."

Prosecutors pointed out that Paris was told by police and vets that Thor belonged to someone else, but she still did not contact Boehler, who said he is terminally ill with esophageal cancer.

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Reply Guilty - woman took terminally ill neighbors dog & had him euthanized (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2014 OP
Jesus Malverde Dec 2014 #1
840high Dec 2014 #2
Warpy Dec 2014 #3
maximillian1974 Dec 2014 #4
840high Dec 2014 #5
TBF Dec 2014 #6

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 12:13 AM

1. There are some real sick people in the world.

She's a real winner. I hope she gets some jail time.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 12:41 AM

2. Why did the vet sgree to do this?

 

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Response to 840high (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 02:06 AM

3. The dog was clearly suffering

because diet doesn't cure cancer.

I'm just wondering why the original owner didn't have the cops just return the dog to him.

Whether or not the outcome would have been any different is not up for debate. With that kind of cancer, it was a matter of time.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 08:31 AM

4. the title doesn't read well. the owner had cancer , NOT the dog.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 11:58 AM

5. Dog did not have cancer.

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 12:04 PM

6. Bizarre story -

if the police and vets both knew the dog belonged to someone else why was this crazy lady allowed to keep and then euthanize him?

Very odd.

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