The DeRidder Daily News (12/18/01) reports that a man who participated in
the dragging death of a dog last May has been sentenced to 10 years of
hard labor in Louisiana Department of Corrections, without the benefit of
Jeromie L. McCann plead innocent to three felony charges of
aggravated cruelty to animals, conspiracy to commit aggravated cruelty to
animals, and simple criminal damage of $500 or more to property, after he
and three other men tied a dog to the bumper of a car and dragged him to
death, before throwing his mutilated body through a church window.
During sentencing, Judge H.I. "Buddy" Stewart
pronounced, "sadistic acts such as this will not be tolerated by our
society. . . you are a menace to the public and you will be treated
Judge Stewart also referred to the more than 500 letters he
had received from concerned citizens all over the country, who urged him
to take the case seriously.
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