Skip to comments.Dog Killers Convicted For Murdering Navy Seal Hero’s Beloved Companion
Posted on 12/02/2011 11:38:37 AM PST by Lazlo in PA
Marcus Luttrell, a highly decorated Navy Seal and author of Lone Survivor, is still hurting three years after the murder of his beloved Yellow Labrador, DASY, by a group of thugs in Texas.
Today, Luttrell has received some measure of closure, as two of the perpetrators who shot and killed his beloved companion have been sentenced to prison time.
Luttrell, a true American hero who was the lone survivor from his fire team after an insurgent attack in Afghanistan, took the stand Thursday in the cruelty to non-livestock animals trial of Alfonso Hernandez, one of the two accused in the case.
Hernandez was found guilty of a state felony by a Walker County jury.
Another suspect, Michael Edmonds, pleaded guilty to the same state charge two days prior and admitted he was the one who fired the shot that killed DASY.
The night of the killing in April of 2009, Luttrell said he heard a single gunshot, grabbed his pistol and ran next door to his mothers residence to check on her. He then made his way down to the roadway, crawled underneath a fence and saw DASY had been shot.
I saw my dog in a ditch and two men standing outside the car, Luttrell said, with his new service dog by his side on the stand. I could hear them laughing.
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
I remember this story, though last I’d heard, no one had been arrested.
Horse-whipping is too good for those who would do this to a defenseless animal.
Would never say out loud what I would do to someone who pulled this crap on one of my beloved pooches....
Right thre! That's the line in the story where my eyes teared up too much too continue reading...
It's not a very Christian thought, I know, I kind of hope these dirt bags get shanked in prison.
Glad to see there’s justice for Dasy and Marcus Luttrell.
I’m reading Lone Survivor now. Marcus Luttrell is one bad ass mo fo. Glad he’s on our side.
I have often said that when it comes to animal cruelty, the punishment should fit the crime with a fearsome and remoreless exactitude. Then we would see less of each.
Dog Killers Convicted For Murdering Navy Seal Heros Beloved Companion
At first, I was like... “Oh great. Another bad cops shoot dog story...”
They killed the wrong dog this time. I heard Marcus tell this story on Glen Beck show. Great these miscreants are getting prison time
In the comments on the Blaze one person talks of seeing Lutrell speak in person not long after this senseless act. He cam on stage and asked that everyone turn off their cell phones. Then he stood there silent for a long time looking around the room making eye contact with members of the audience and said, "Don't make me ask you again"
The room was instantly filled with the noise of people rustling through their pockets and purses to turn off heir phones.
Moral of this tale is >>>> Don’t mess with a war hero’s pooch. The law will show no mercy.
So, now the Blaze has bought into PETA verbiage.
You cannot murder a dog since murder is the killing of another human being, especially with malice aforethought.
At least that's what my dictionary says.
Someone needs to have a seal team do an op on these two animals and put them out of our misery.
Sorry to hear about Marcus Latrell’s loss.
You need to look closer into this story. There is some reason to refer to this in stark terms if you have all the facts. It is heartbreaking what happened to this Hero.
I read Marcus Luttrell’s book, and recommend it to anyone. Marcus and his SEAL colleagues are the only people capable of saving our sick Republic. Anyone who would shoot a Labrador, Golden, or other retriever cannot be trusted around human beings. More than once, one of these wonderful, loyal, gentle dogs has been slaughtered by cops making “mistaken” drug busts.
That looks like the little mutt that wandered up to my house about five years ago.
My daughter found it, bathed it and when we came home she said to look at the pup she had found.
I said, “Get me my gun and I’ll take care of it”. (just kidding).
The dog was laying in the chair, never moved, rolled those big eyes up at me and that tail beat a tattoo on the cushion.
I was hooked.
He is still with my daughter in her home.
I know exactly what the story is.
I just get tired of people misusing language to evoke a desired emotional response. Most people fall for it unfortunately.
What happened was a property crime, an abuse of an animal, and despicable.
It was not murder because a dog is not human, yet murder is the word that was used. Its use is clearly an effort to manipulate emotions and therefore comes dangerously close to being propaganda (PETA style).
So these guys are what, in your view, guilty of minor property crime? 25 dollar fine and have a nice day?
What crime, if any, do you think they committed and what do you think the penalty should be.
You fail to mention that in your boilerplate PETA slam.
I like the idea of three hours ina room with Lutrell.
These people are real scum. They should be locked up for the rest of their lives or decorating the nearest lampost.
It’s interesting that the report uses the legal term ‘murder’ in this case. Not that I don’t agree ...
I must say that I, too, was taken aback by the use of the word “murder” in the title. It’s not the proper word to use. They KILLED that dog in cold blood. I hope these two bastards rot in prison.
If these two get any prison time, they will probably view it as sn honor and prepare for the day when they get out and can kill again.
Well, actually this is not a “report”. As in News. This is some blogger expressing his viewpoints.
Too bad this guy wasn’t around my house when I had to explain to my 6yr old special ed daughter that her 2yr old constant companion was “gone” (poisoned by a similarly bred-a-hole).
Property is the teddy bear you accidentally left at the last rest area. It’s not a living, breathing thing...the buddy accompanying you to school every day, the buddy sleeping next to your bed, alerting mom & dad when you’re having a life-threatening seizure...
But, hey, it’s just property, RIGHT? Try explaining that to a hysterical little girl....
We’ll just buy you a machine to monitor your sleep, little girl...it’s the same thing...RIGHT? That’s what the dictionary says...
You’re a tool, seowolf, or whatever the f you call yourself. Go grow a conscience, then get back to us.
“It’s not a very Christian thought, I know, I kind of hope these dirt bags get shanked in prison. “
I am with you 100% I know if anyone harmed my dog, they might well find themselves dead on the spot, and that would include any cop who “felt theatened” and shot her.
What lovely people.
I’d kind of like to see them skinned alive while hung upside down, to be perfectly frank.
There seem to be some that have such small hearts, that they are unable to understand one can be kind and compassionate to both humans and animals.
just wish you’d included seowulf in your response. don’t want folks thinking I’m the ahole you’re talking about.
My Dad always told me that You could judge a man by the way he treated his animals. He has Not been Wrong yet .
When they serve their time, they ought to try out for the Eagles, they love dog killers.
I so agree.
That’s okay. I think most of us know you are not the a-hole she was talking about.
Of course, that doesn’t mean you’re NOT an a-hole, mind you!
; - )
I am with you 100% I know if anyone harmed my dog, they might well find themselves dead on the spot, and that would include any cop who felt theatened and shot her.
In Texas, we are entitled to protect property with deadly force if necessary. So, you’d have to draw down before the cop actually killed the dog. It’s all in the timing...
LOL. There are a few here on this site who may suggest that I am exactly that.
But never on a dog thread.
You don't have to look any further than the filthy towel headed muslims to prove that point. Mark Levin told some horror stories recently about what they do to dogs over there. Absolutely sickening.
I was rolling....
My muzzie neighbors are afraid of my dogs.
Probably makes us even since I worry about getting decapitated when they decide to go 9th century on us infidels.
Furry early warning systems...gotta love them!
Mine never trusted anyone that didn't treat animals with respect. Even if they are hunting them. Sometimes people are the real animals. In most cases I agree and in this case, I wholeheartedly agree.
I’m not a dog owner, but they could have shot these two b*stards and dumped them on the side of the road somewhere, for all I care. They haven’t suffered enough...
they'll make bubba a nice catchers mitt in prison.
I remember it distinctly and the perps had been arrested. In fact, I even found the address of one of the perps and sent him a letter along with his posted picture........
A year or so ago Luttrell was a scheduled guest speaker at an NRA convention somewhere on the east coast, NY I think, and the night before he was to speak, he punched out an obnoxious drunk Brit in a bar and spent the night in jail........
Ya know, I have similar feelings. I just get tired of people who feel the need to parse words in an effort to exhibit their own self perceived mastery of the English language.......I DON'T fall for it.
In fact, I find it repulsive, elitist and inconducive to holding a legitimate discussion on a thread such as this.
Most of us here are just average "joe's" and if speaking from our hearts we use terms such as "murder" when we are talking about an individuals dog, please forgive us for our ignorance.......
Arson is a property crime and it is usually prosecuted and punished vigorously because it too is a despicable act (destroying what someone may have spent a lifetime buying while endangering others). I would probably put beating something to death in the same category.
Beating anything to death is not something a reasonable society should tolerate, so society gets to choose what punishment is appropriate.
The law should not be based on emotions, but on reason, otherwise you no longer have a government of law. What if it wasn't a cute little puppy that was beaten to death but the ugliest, mangy old dog in the world? Would people be calling it murder then? If not, why not?
I’d post their bail and apply justice myself.