Seeking justice for Buddy
The goal, organizers say, is to ensure Steven Clay Romero, 37, the suspect in the Dec. 30 torture and death of a German shepherd mix, “spends every single minute” in federal prison allowed under law.
The petition, and a “Justice for Buddy” Facebook page, were created by a Washington, D.C. woman, the Denver Post reported. The petition urges the courts to apply, upon conviction, the maximum penalty of three years in federal prison, a $100,000 fine and one-year of probation.
Romero is scheduled for a detention hearing today, and a federal prosecutor is expected to seek his continued pre-trial detention.
Romero is being held without bond on suspicion of aggravated cruelty to animals, a federal felony, at the Mesa County Jail.
He is accused of dragging the dog, which had been stolen, for two to three miles behind a pickup truck.
(For all of our coverage of Buddy, click here.)
Posted by John Woestendiek January 4th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
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