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New York Man Killed His Dog Because He Didn’t Like Him

A William RichersonUtica, New York man told a judge in court this week that he didn’t see anything wrong with killing the family dog by shooting it twice in the head in April because it was his dog.

William Richerson, 58, pleaded guilty in Oneida County Court to aggravated cruelty to an animal and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies.

He faces two years in state prison when he is sentenced by Judge Barry M. Donalty.

During his plea, Richerson explained that he didn’t like Sam, the family’s Jack Russell Terrier and admitted to shooting the dog in the basement on April 5.

When Richerson’s wife called police, the officers were led to a gun cabinet that contained several firearms, including a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol and a .380-caliber Colt semi-automatic pistol.

Richerson did not have a license for those firearms, which he had brought with him after moving to the county from another state.

Although the felony aggravated animal cruelty charge can be punished by local jail time, according to the Agriculture and Markets law, the violent felony firearms charge carries a state prison sentence.

Story by Elaine Furst for Dog Furst

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Okelly Laura580
Okelly Laura580
9 years ago

Well, I don’t like this man. Do you think he’d agree that it would be ok to shoot him?

P Woolfs
P Woolfs
9 years ago

I don’t like HIM—   Pleare can i shoot him !! ???

Pawsforgoldens47
Pawsforgoldens47
9 years ago

I agree. Let’s go shoot him!

Lmo378
Lmo378
9 years ago

Some body needs to take him to the basement and have some target practice to his head because I don’t like him. What kind of excuse is that to kill another breathing being.

Shannon Pinkston
9 years ago

Bastard.

Lorcela
Lorcela
9 years ago

If he didn’t like the dog he should have brought it to a rescue. I’m sure there are a lot of caring people who would have loved this little darling.

Gloria Boucher
9 years ago

wow!!  I have seven dog’s, i cant imagine the day i will loose them, I hope they all live long life’s, n this stupid man shortened his own dog’s i hope this dud never reproduced a child in the world because he don’t deserve to have pets, or children, how sad!!! i hope a k-9 take a bite out of him someday!!!

Quipfox
Quipfox
9 years ago
Reply to  Gloria Boucher

 I understand the sentiment, and feel similarly but that would probably mean a second good dog dead because of that fool.

Jdingham
Jdingham
9 years ago

Is that what we do in society when we don’t like something, we take it to the basement and shoot it. My Lord wake up world. This was one of Gods creatures that was defenceless. Thankfully this gentlemen is going to spend 2 yrs behind bars to think about what he had done. There is definetly something wrong with this picture!!!

Bouncing Baxer
Bouncing Baxer
9 years ago
Reply to  Jdingham

I am in agreement with most of what you say, to the exclusion of refering this poor excuse of a human being as a “gentleman”.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.

P Woolfs
P Woolfs
9 years ago
Reply to  Jdingham

He could get 2 years —–  But more like a fine ( good 4 the goverment ) and a slap on the wrist !!!!—— No real justice for the dog ……

Rob Levinson
9 years ago
Reply to  P Woolfs

The good thing is that prison is more than being locked up in a room.  At least he will have a little tast of hell.

No1derbygirl
No1derbygirl
9 years ago
Reply to  Jdingham

This Dbag needs to think a little longer than seven years. What an a#$%hole!

Westiechick2
Westiechick2
9 years ago

2years and the taxpayer has to feed this peace of sh…….i like to take a baseballbat to his headand get it over with! humans suck  and the laws to punish them  too!

Mrshawklady
Mrshawklady
9 years ago
Reply to  Westiechick2

i agree. humans are a horrible species, capable of so much deliberate torture and cruelty, not only to animals, but each other. The Lord must be weeping when  He sees what we have become

Dogs Best Friend
Dogs Best Friend
9 years ago
Reply to  Mrshawklady

I agree with you I think that dogs and cats are gods Angels here on earth helping to look after Man kind who else could love such a violent stupid species as we………I feel that if we really are the smartest or what ever we are species it is our JOB to protect the planet and the other animals and the trees and I think we are doing a terrible job…….. How terrible is to be ashamed of our own species?????

WE need todo better so we can be proud again!

P Woolfs
P Woolfs
9 years ago
Reply to  Mrshawklady

That being the case why does’ the lord’ allow this too happen in the first place —- after all He/she  is all powerful ????

Angelhimm
Angelhimm
9 years ago
Reply to  P Woolfs

Doesn’t that tell you something….there is no LORD! Things happen for a reason!

Cjustpeachie
Cjustpeachie
9 years ago
Reply to  Angelhimm

You my friend are wrong!!  God does exist and one day EVERY knee shall bow at the sound of his name “JESUS”

Cjustpeachie
Cjustpeachie
9 years ago
Reply to  P Woolfs

God gave us “free will” and that is why people do horrible things like this!!  BTW this world is the devil’s realm and you can see that is true in most everything that goes on in this world!!  But, believe me, God is not going to let this go on forever!!  Even so, come Lord Jesus.

Nikdaisypem
Nikdaisypem
9 years ago

What a total bastard…..OMG just can’t believe this….and he thinks this is OK??? what next……..he doesn’t like kids so lets just shoot a few, and that’s ok!!!!! Fks sake!!!!

Dorothy
Dorothy
9 years ago

I don’t like him !!! Can i shoot him???

No1derbygirl
No1derbygirl
9 years ago
Reply to  Dorothy

Only if I don’t shoot him first…or maybe you can get one in when he’s dead :p

 

mossworks@hotmail.com
9 years ago

Yeah, time to round up HIS enemies and with an attitude like that, he must have a few. Some people have no compassion whatsoever.

Kapickard2003
Kapickard2003
9 years ago

Guess he didn’t know where the county animal shelter was located. JERK!

Patty Duval
9 years ago

Well all I can say is does anyone have a GUN? because I don’t like this Man and think he should be shot in the head twice and told this is From Sam. I hope this Monster of another Universe should go to Jail for a very long long time 

Angelhimm
Angelhimm
9 years ago

What a sicko….Obviously he things animals are disposable….just shoot them when you are tired of them. How would he like it if someone shot one of his kids, cause they were tired of them???

Spisasale51
Spisasale51
9 years ago

I don’t wish this guy any bad luck, but I wish he would get shot in the head in the basment just like he shot his dog!!  I DON’T LIKE YOU OLD MAN!!

Valegro59
Valegro59
9 years ago

Why don’t kill himself?? I can’t beleived!!
Who its the animal for real???!!!

Robinrodriguez4
Robinrodriguez4
9 years ago

Stupid ass worthless pice of shit it’s ppl like you that make me sick I hope you rot in jail and what ever happens to you in jail is what you get!
An eye for an eye!

Metztli
9 years ago

Finally he’ll go to prision by the firearms but not by violence againts his dog?

P Woolfs
P Woolfs
9 years ago
Reply to  Metztli

OMG you r so right———- a’ fine’   £££/ $$$ helps the goverment

Jennifermsmith_00
Jennifermsmith_00
9 years ago

What a S.O.B !!

No1derbygirl
No1derbygirl
9 years ago

What an ahole!…Enough said!

Lenazink
Lenazink
9 years ago

I Really don’t like him … can I stick a shotgun up his nose and pull the trigger… huh can I …. can I …Huh.  I pray the bastard serves every day possible in jail and karma is a bitch.

No1derbygirl
No1derbygirl
9 years ago
Reply to  Lenazink

I really want to try my new S&W .380 bodyguard on him!

Cjustpeachie
Cjustpeachie
9 years ago

I THINK U GUYS HAVE SAID IT ALL!!

Fayeray
Fayeray
9 years ago

sad sick world

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