Skip to comments.Man Arrested in Attack on Stray Puppy
Posted on 04/20/2012 9:08:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Dog died after it was doused in lighter fluid, set on fire
Dallas police said Friday night that an 18-year-old wanted in an attack on a puppy that died after it was doused in lighter fluid and set on fire had turned himself in.
News of the arrest came while several hundred North Texans were gathered for a candlelight vigil in memory of the dog, Justice. The master of ceremonies returned to the stage to announce the arrest, and the crowd erupted in cheers.
Justice was burned alive April 2. Dallas police had issued a warrant for the arrest of 18-year-old Darius Ewing. He surrendered to police Friday night.
The dog died Sunday of complications from the third-degree burns that covered 70 percent of his body.
Witnesses told police Ewing doused the dog in lighter fluid and then threw a lit cigarette on him.
The Dallas County district attorneys office said it was thrilled to announce the arrest during the vigil for Justice.
The timing was great, said David Alex, a special prosecutor in the district attorney's office. Hopefully, a lot of it had to do with the pressure from the community to do the right thing."
Animal cruelty is a felony. If convicted, Ewing faces two to 10 years in prison.
For all you “cop kills dog” lovers ... no cops were involved in the death of the dog.
Darius? Oh, that tell-tale name MUST mean he is a white redneck. Yeah, right.
“Darius? Oh, that tell-tale name MUST mean he is a white redneck. Yeah, right.”
Darius? Can’t be right, only republicans like Dick Cheney Kill Puppies
Does someone claim all dogs that are killed are done some by police officers?
Don’t even need to ask what color the violent criminal is...
Right. Only right-wing, evil people hate and kill puppies. There certainly could not be any just-plain-evil, sub-human, degenerate (”minority”!) vegetables who are not Republican!
To some on this site ... yes. That is why I launched a preemptive strike.
Was he auditioning to be a white house chef?
Obama: “Are you uh...gonna eat that?”
Stories like this make me sick at heart. Anyone who does this is just plain evil.
Let the punishment fit the crime.
I’ll pay for the gas.
Not Huckabee’s son again.
God forbid that you and I ever get absolute control of the justice system....LOL
Can I join you...pretty please?
I was just visiting the local no-kill shelter (we help with their fundraising) today, and played with the most adorable 4 month old “baby”...Beagle mix.
Typical puppy, wanted to play, give kisses, be loved on...oh...except for the GIGANTIC ROD sticking out of his hip. Seems he “fell down the steps” a few weeks ago and the vet “convinced” the owner to relinquish.
In the next room was a little 15 lb. terrier (two years old)...who has had a tough time finding a home because as a puppy she was thrown against the wall and her leg was badly broken. Seems she is having a bit of time trusting humans.
So, what time is the posse meeting up, again?
If I ever get utter control, you can ride shotgun.
[or machete/noose/Glock...whatever you prefer]
99% of my dogs have been rescues.
*Most* psychologically recovered but my oldest Ibizan  still has “flashbacks” and lives with chronic anxiety, thinking that every loud noise is ‘another 2x4 being slammed across her crate with her trapped inside.
This, despite the fact that 9 of those years have been made as wonderful as possible for her, *here* and has never so much as seen the inside of a crate in all that time.
She simply cannot “forget”....:(
[her previous “owner” shuffled off her mortal coils a couple years ago *right* before the AKC was about to drop the hammer on her so there’s no possible retribution, there]
I “have a thing” for the wounded ones.
They always catch my heart fastest.
He’ll just get away with like the two thugs in Baltimore.
Exactly. These savages in the inner cities do this all of the time and a “jury of their peers” for some reason never convicts. Wonder why!
“Does someone claim all dogs that are killed are done some by police officers?”
No one on FR has claimed “all dogs that are killed are [killed] by police officers.”
Pre-emptive nonsense is still nonsense, and engaging in it reflects on you, not other posters.
I am so sorry your Ibizan was abused. I’m sure she shows her gratitude to you each day, though, for getting her out of such a horrible situation.
Sadly, the poor dog leeched onto me for dear life from the second I got her.
Only as she’s getting near The Bridge has she accepted “dad’s” affection and pats.
I’m her ‘safe spot’ and when I have to leave the house, she gets pretty upset.
It’s been a long 9 years.
But then, she’ll have a good day and rub her head against my leg and ‘chuckle’.
[she really is laughing]
How can you not love that?
She deserved better.
She’s *such* a good dog.
To add insult to injury, her beloved sister Phoebe passed away last month from multiple health issues related to her immune system.
She really, -really- loved Phoebe.
Gypsy, bless her crazy little heart, has started to love up to Pookie and try and engage her in crazy-play.
Pookie’s old body is really not up to it so she just wags her tail and barks happily at Gypsy as she runs circles around her.
Sometimes I feel like such a failure.
I want to make their lives perfect but never seem to get all the way there.
I would adopt them all...... if I could.
I imagine that if she could speak English, she would say the only way to make it more perfect would be: more bacon.
Whitehouse Chefs Gone Wild.
LOL...actually, *cheese* is her thing...:)
Sounds like a cheeseburger is in order to right all the suffering she has experienced in her house.
And, oh dear, she doesn’t remember if she ate a cheeseburger or not; you’ll have to make her another one——
She just had her Taste Of the Wild High Prairie and is wrapped in her blankie and sacked out on the baby mattress she has for a bed.
[she can’t get up on the sofa anymore and she’s too heavy to keep lifting]
Gypsy is sleeping beside of her.
Tomorrow morning I’ll give her some cheese along with her breakfast milk.
Your post reminds me of my friend. She has a varying number of Goldens (her own and rescues that she fosters)...sometimes up to 8 or 9 at a time.
Anyway, whenever any member of the “pack” is celebrating a birthday she loads them all up in the MINIVAN for a trip to McDonald’s...cheeseburgers “plain” for the group...LOL!
Honestly, it must look like a clown car in there.
[or machete/noose/Glock...whatever you prefer]
I'll bring this and some Pantera & Megadeth CDs.
I’ll bring this and some Pantera & Megadeth CDs.
You have awesome taste in weapons and music!
... no cops were involved in the death of the dog.
Are you suggesting that this fact makes the story newsworthy?
Thanks! I realized after I had posted that I forgotten Rammstein! I can also bring along a K98 byf45 w/ZF41 optics so that everything matches...country-wise and all...LOL!
How about a little Judas Priest and Iron Maiden?
Maybe we should call him to see if the 747 is free??
I like you. You rock!
I have a Yukon.
Bring whatever ya want.
No Sabbath, Danzig, Black Label Society, Ozzy, Type O or Nine Inch Nails?
I won’t enjoy myself near as much but okay....;]
[but I *really* at least have to have the Danzig]
I gotta go clean the snakes’ houses.
[and my latest rescue BP is doing great...eating like a pig, all re-hydrated and just had a *perfect* shed, including those awful stuck eyecaps]
/annoyingly pats self on back
Was the dog white? I’m not kidding here. You’ll notice a certain “preference” toward white dogs, especially pit bulls. I noticed this when living in the “hood.” Makes ‘em that much more easy to mistreat.
I’ve got gas money for you! Where can I contribute??
BTW, bless you for taking in those with baggage. They are the hardest to adopt out, but the most needy. It makes the heart sing when they get good homes!!
That piece of s**t. That low-life piece of s**t.
I hope G-d dishes out a horrible punishment to this evil “human”.
I’ll bring the baseball bat.
I’ll bring the blow torch and salt.
(don’t forget to “spike” that bat)