Jury selection for the retrial of the man accused of killing a dog during a home break-in in South Bend is set for today.
Brett Walker Humphrey's first trial ended in January with a hung jury.
Police say Humphrey and Vincent Hunter Jr. broke into Dan Warner's home in November 2009 and shot Warner's Old English Sheepdog, Linus.
Hunter was tried and found guilty last year. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
I re-worked the somewhat poorly written article from: http://www.wndu.com/localnews/headlines ... 57025.html
The prosecution is nothing if not persistent with this one!
While I think 10 years is a lot for breaking and entering and shooting a dog, there were probably other extenuating circumstances or a lengthy record or something. And certainly that level of depravity and callousness could lead to violence against humans in the future, if it already hadn't happened.
It will be interesting to try and follow this trial and if there's a conviction to see what the judge gives as a sentence.
|B&E with a weapon probably added to the sentence. Was the dog owner home? I say turn these two loose in a jail cell, one at a time with said dog owner... Justice would be served if it were me.|
B&E with a weapon probably added to the sentence. Was the dog owner home? I say turn these two loose in a jail cell, one at a time with said dog owner... Justice would be served if it were me.
No, Dan wasn't at home when the breaking occurred, he came home to find Linus dead on the kitchen floor. As I recall, this wasn't the duo's first run-in with the law. I agree with your style of justice, Vance.
Anyone who is on Facebook and has not friended Linus Larabie Holderman Warner should do so. Dan and Sandy post there whenever news on the trials is posted.
|Have they yet or have they decided if they will get another sheepie?|
I am already friends with Linus. Here's the quote from his info page...
I was a loving companion to my family and was my Mom's heart and soul.
I was gunned down in cold blooded murder on November 9, 2009 in my Dad's house
for the equivalent of $346.00 in wrapped change.
Snif.... maybe 10 years wasn't enough
|Put me in a cell with both AT the same time!!!! I'll handle things for Dan and prolly enjoy all twelve seconds. I have no sympathy for creatans like this. Or those who hurt kids for no reason other than being complete and uddder losers. Where is a Roman ceramonial hungry lion when you need one?|
|As far as I know, Dan did not get another OES. Sandy did adopt a cute little girl from Midwest OES Rescue in 2010. |
So sad, every time a trial date comes up they have to re-live this, very much like any other victim of a violent crime.
|This is just heartbreaking. It's pretty high on my list of worst nightmares. Hubby and I have a home alarm system and cameras, in case of a break-in, to get the police there quickly FOR THE DOG! I don't care about the stuff. It's insured. Oscar is irreplaceable.|
Laurie and Oscar
|Thanks Ron for posting this--I did not know that one of the trials had ended in a hung jury. I followed the last trial and was glad he got 10 years but of course felt he deserved more!|
I tend to think a little like Vance on what should happen to those horrible people who harm animals and children. Not big on their 'rights' as I don't think they should have any rights after committing that type of crime.
I am so happy that there is a persistent prosecutor --wonder if those sheepie Christmas cards we sent him--made a difference??
I will be interested to follow this trial--
|I don't think 10 years is a lot, maybe more than usual for a B & E. But this was a B&E with a gun and they showed they were willing to use it. The judge might be thinking if the owner was home, they would have shot him too. (Of course, I think the murder of a sheepdog is the most heinous crime, but the justice system probably doesn't think it as bad as I do).|
|I would like to see very specific things happen to people that hurt animals and children. Very painful and certainly NOT legal. Hopefully the #### will wind up in a cell with animal lovers.|
|I know this post is a bit old, but I just noticed this and I live 20 minutes from South Bend. Yikes.|
If what my mom always said was right, in Indiana you have the right to shoot someone if you believe they have intentions to harm your animals or family. Too bad the owner wasn't there to shoot those guys!
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