A heartless crime towards a defenseless canine has triggered the anger of a Lengthy Island group after a person was arrested and accused of killing his girlfriend’s pet — then threatened to harm her, too.
A 44-year-old Holbrook man was charged after he kicked his girlfriend’s 11-year-old canine. Scott Walker did not speak to reporters and at occasions tried to cover behind papers as he left courtroom on Thursday.
The investigation started after the canine, named Jäger, was taken to a veterinarian. Prosecutors mentioned that Walker advised police the canine had fallen down the steps.
However Jäger died whereas below the care of docs, and a necropsy decided that he had been abused.
“The result of that confirmed that this person kicked the dog and the severity of the injury led to the dog’s death,” mentioned Roy Gross, of the Suffolk County SPCA.
Prosecutors requested for an order of safety as a result of they alleged Walked additionally threatened to harm his girlfriend if she referred to as police. Walker was given supervised launch. He needed to comply with not contact his girlfriend and to not be round any animals.
The choose within the case additionally shared his anger with Walker, telling him in courtroom, “God help you if I was the sentencing judge.”
Residents who dwell in the identical advanced as Walker had been disgusted to listen to concerning the allegations.
“What is there to say? Not much, the guy belongs in jail,” mentioned native resident Joe Spain.
“I am sick to my stomach. I have no children, I have dogs. I can’t even believe it,” mentioned Theresa Krautman, one other resident.