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Jury Selection Completed in Python Trial
Bay News 9 ^ | Monday, July 11, 2011 | Ferdinand Zogbaum

Posted on 07/11/2011 5:49:16 PM PDT by BerryDingle

OXFORD --

Jury selection has been completed in the trial of a family pet python that killed a 2-year-old girl.

In 2009, an 8-foot python snake killed Shaianna Hare as she slept in her crib in Sumter County.

The girl's mother Jaren Hare and her boyfriend Charles Darnell, 34, are on trial for the child's death. The couple is facing manslaughter and child abuse charges. The trial, which is expected to last about a week, continues Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

Documents reveal the couple had not fed the 8-foot-6-inch Burmese python for a month before the accident and that the snake had escaped repeatedly.

Darnell told detectives the snake was in its tank when he went to bed that night. An hour later, he found the python in the hallway, stuffed it in a mesh bag and put it in its tank.

Darnell told investigators he found the snake coiled around Shaianna's head, its fangs sunk into her forehead the next morning. He stabbed the snake until he could get it off.

Darnell's lawyer says he's innocent.

"He doesn't believe he is criminally responsible," said Rhiannon Arnold. "Certainly, not of murder or manslaughter."

Hare and Darnell could face up to 35 to 40 years in prison if convicted.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: child; python
Video at link.
1 posted on 07/11/2011 5:49:17 PM PDT by BerryDingle
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To: BerryDingle

This is in Florida, near The Villages.


2 posted on 07/11/2011 5:50:26 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

Well, if they could pick that same jury that acquitted the baby killer last Monday, then they’d both walk, and the question would be “Who’s Shaianna Hare? . . . What snake?”


3 posted on 07/11/2011 5:54:44 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: BerryDingle

Floriduh....of course.


4 posted on 07/11/2011 5:57:15 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: BerryDingle

He doesn’t believe he is criminally responsible,” said Rhiannon Arnold. “Certainly, not of murder or manslaughter.”
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Hmmmm

Had exotic wild animal that likes ti eat small animals...

didnt fed same exotic wild animal for a month

Same exotic wild animal was capable of frequent escapes

Same exotic wild animal was in the proximate to a young hunman child/animal most of the day and night

Same exotic wild animal normally eats and sleeps all day long in the wild

Same exotic wild animal was very hungry

Same exotic wild animal went looking for food as one of those exotic wild animal are prone to do at regular intervals

Same exotic wild animal found a small live yummy animal

Same exotic wild animal proceeds to eat said small live yummy animal...

And the verdict is...


5 posted on 07/11/2011 6:00:08 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: BerryDingle

6 posted on 07/11/2011 6:00:51 PM PDT by shibumi (The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water and breeds reptiles of the mind - Blake)
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To: BerryDingle

I don’t think there’s a lot of python-keeping in The Villages. Little yip-dogs and retired greyhounds. (My parents live there, with a morbidly obese cat.)


7 posted on 07/11/2011 6:00:56 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: BerryDingle

The lead is misleading. It’s the owners of the python, not the snake, that are on trial.


8 posted on 07/11/2011 6:09:09 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Tennessee Nana
The question is, do any of the things you posted meet the elements of the said crimes charged?

Murder? Manslaughter?

Seems this prosecutor is going to make the same mistake the one with Casey Anthony did.

9 posted on 07/11/2011 6:10:34 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Tax-chick

Near the Villages. Schwartz’s property line and buffalo pasture is near the Oxford area.


10 posted on 07/11/2011 6:12:13 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Do they have criminal neglect or gross neglect etc in Florida ???

He knowingly brought a illegal wild dangerous animal into the house near the child and had it living IN THE HOUSER where it ESCAPED FREQUENTLY and he DIDNT FEED IT FOR A MONTH

I wonder if the childs life was insured


11 posted on 07/11/2011 6:15:06 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Fiji Hill
The lead is misleading. It’s the owners of the python, not the snake, that are on trial.

Yes, the report flip-flops. Starts out the Python's family is on trial, then it refers to the little girl's.

12 posted on 07/11/2011 6:17:01 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle
"He doesn't believe he is criminally responsible," said Rhiannon Arnold. "Certainly, not of murder or manslaughter."

Yes he does.

13 posted on 07/11/2011 6:18:15 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: BerryDingle

Mom says the buffalo were moved out. The kids loved seeing them when they visited. We had some near us in Oklahoma.


14 posted on 07/11/2011 6:20:44 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Do they have criminal neglect or gross neglect etc in Florida ???

I don't know but those seem like more appropriate charges.

He knowingly brought a illegal wild dangerous animal

Didn't know the "pet" was illegal, that brings on a whole different aspect to the case....(I admit I just skimmed the article)

15 posted on 07/11/2011 6:22:51 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: laweeks
Well, if they could pick that same jury that acquitted the baby killer last Monday, then they’d both walk, and the question would be “Who’s Shaianna Hare? . . . What snake?”

Or maybe they could get a few of those voters from the 2000 election...

16 posted on 07/11/2011 6:23:24 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (Blacks are not inferior, but it is racist to hold them to the same standards as everyone else.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Meant to also reply:

and he DIDNT FEED IT FOR A MONTH

Nothing uncommon about that at all, snakes go for long periods of time without eating, naturally.

17 posted on 07/11/2011 6:26:00 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I doubt if you can keep an EIGHT FOOT python in a house anywhere...


18 posted on 07/11/2011 6:32:16 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

http://pet-snakes.com/more-pet-snakes/pet-snakes-state/florida/florida_exotic_regs


19 posted on 07/11/2011 6:42:31 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Tennessee Nana

You are hilariously ignorant of the basics of snakes and their care. Please do research before posting next time because those of us who have had snakes find your attitude quite annoying.

Thanks.


20 posted on 07/11/2011 10:00:55 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Black_Shark

those of us who have had snakes find your attitude quite annoying.
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Its called mind reading kid

I doubt if you have the consensus of all snake owners

and personally, I feel that people who keep dangerous wild animals around little children to be abusive and careless...


21 posted on 07/12/2011 2:56:24 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Again with the ignorance! If you had ever kept snakes or been a part of the community you would realize that A) People screaming SNAKES ARE BAD!! YOU NEED TO FEED THEM EVERY DAY!!! YOU KEEP WILD ANIMALS OMGZ!!! can be extremely irritating. 99% of the snake community would agree. B) Snakes PROPERLY KEPT are harmless, even if they are venemous (But you must always follow a set of rules and never deviate or you will put yourself and other in danger).

The vast majority of constrictor snakes are harmless. My roommate has a Burmese Python and the thing is as sweet as can be for a snake. Just sits on your lap, watches tv and “talks” to you. Granted, it’s huge but my roommate is a very experienced keeper with the proper setup (Herpstat, Radiant heat Panel, etc) and guess what? He feeds it a bunny every 2 weeks! If he wished he could up the prey size and only feed it every 4-6 weeks or up it further and only feed it every 6 months.

Thirdly, snakes make excellent pets around kids provided one isn’t stupid as is the case with all pets such as dogs, cats, etc.

Please do not judge the majority for what an idiotic minority may do.


22 posted on 07/12/2011 7:57:14 AM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Tennessee Nana
I doubt if you can keep an EIGHT FOOT python in a house anywhere...

An eight foot python is an easy animal to keep. The one in this incident was too thin and wasn't being kept well, but someone with a little skill and knowledge can keep an eight-footer easily.

23 posted on 09/03/2011 11:24:45 PM PDT by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: Tennessee Nana; Black_Shark
and personally, I feel that people who keep dangerous wild animals around little children to be abusive and careless...

Snakes are no more dangerous than any other animal and in many ways are less dangerous than most. An eight foot snake would never be able to eat two-year-old child. For those of us familiar with snakes, the whole story is hard to believe. These people dealt drugs and had long criminal records. The snake wasn't what put the child in danger. The child was in danger from the irresponsible adults in the child's life.

24 posted on 09/03/2011 11:33:54 PM PDT by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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