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Dog Killers Convicted For Murdering Navy Seal Hero’s Beloved Companion
The Blaze ^ | 12-02-11 | Buck Sexton

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 mother’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hordes; marauders; marcusluttrell; policeimpersonation; urban; zombies
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I don't know if anyone here has followed this story. This is one of the most heart breaking and disgusting crimes I heard about for some time. I am glad that this filth got jail time for this. It would have been even better if their sentence was 3 hours alone in a room with Luttrell.


1 posted on 12/02/2011 11:38:47 AM PST by Lazlo in PA
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To: Lazlo in PA

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....


2 posted on 12/02/2011 11:43:47 AM PST by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: Lazlo in PA
It's been shown time and time again that anyone evil enough to kill or torture animals for fun is just one step from committing murder.
3 posted on 12/02/2011 11:44:06 AM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Her name is an acronym of the initials of Luttrell’s team members who were killed in the firefight he described in “Lone Survivor.”

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.

4 posted on 12/02/2011 11:44:26 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Glad to see there’s justice for Dasy and Marcus Luttrell.


5 posted on 12/02/2011 11:45:36 AM PST by lazypadawan
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6 posted on 12/02/2011 11:47:43 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I’m reading Lone Survivor now. Marcus Luttrell is one bad ass mo fo. Glad he’s on our side.


7 posted on 12/02/2011 11:48:46 AM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: LadyBuck

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.


8 posted on 12/02/2011 11:49:03 AM PST by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Dog Killers Convicted For Murdering Navy Seal Hero’s Beloved Companion

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At first, I was like... “Oh great. Another bad cops shoot dog story...”


9 posted on 12/02/2011 11:49:47 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

They killed the wrong dog this time. I heard Marcus tell this story on Glen Beck show. Great these miscreants are getting prison time


10 posted on 12/02/2011 11:51:08 AM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-Sting)
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To: Lazlo in PA
I would have considered it justifiable homicide if he had offed them while they were standing in the road laughing.

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.

11 posted on 12/02/2011 11:53:04 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Moral of this tale is >>>> Don’t mess with a war hero’s pooch. The law will show no mercy.


12 posted on 12/02/2011 11:53:22 AM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-Sting)
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To: Lazlo in PA
...murder of his beloved Yellow Labrador

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.

13 posted on 12/02/2011 11:54:06 AM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: WayneS
To have this American Hero come home to piece his life back together after going through a hell very few men have ever conceived of only to have the key element to his rehabilitation killed like this really effected me too. More evidence that there is true evil in this world.


14 posted on 12/02/2011 11:54:18 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


15 posted on 12/02/2011 11:55:28 AM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: seowulf

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.


16 posted on 12/02/2011 11:57:22 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


17 posted on 12/02/2011 12:05:16 PM PST by hellbender
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


18 posted on 12/02/2011 12:06:40 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Lazlo in PA

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).


19 posted on 12/02/2011 12:10:09 PM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: seowulf

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.


20 posted on 12/02/2011 12:12:20 PM PST by dmz
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


21 posted on 12/02/2011 12:15:15 PM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s interesting that the report uses the legal term ‘murder’ in this case. Not that I don’t agree ...


22 posted on 12/02/2011 12:20:56 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


23 posted on 12/02/2011 12:22:06 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


24 posted on 12/02/2011 12:22:39 PM PST by Truth29
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To: ArmyTeach

Well, actually this is not a “report”. As in News. This is some blogger expressing his viewpoints.


25 posted on 12/02/2011 12:24:39 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: dmz

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.


26 posted on 12/02/2011 12:25:55 PM PST by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: WayneS

“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.


27 posted on 12/02/2011 12:34:39 PM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

What lovely people.

I’d kind of like to see them skinned alive while hung upside down, to be perfectly frank.


28 posted on 12/02/2011 12:36:30 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: LadyBuck

Well put!

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.


29 posted on 12/02/2011 12:38:01 PM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: LadyBuck

just wish you’d included seowulf in your response. don’t want folks thinking I’m the ahole you’re talking about.


30 posted on 12/02/2011 12:46:33 PM PST by dmz
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To: LadyBuck

My Dad always told me that You could judge a man by the way he treated his animals. He has Not been Wrong yet .


31 posted on 12/02/2011 12:49:41 PM PST by dbrew2u
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To: Lazlo in PA

When they serve their time, they ought to try out for the Eagles, they love dog killers.


32 posted on 12/02/2011 12:51:36 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I so agree.


33 posted on 12/02/2011 12:54:40 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: dmz

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!

; - )


34 posted on 12/02/2011 12:55:09 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: dbrew2u

True story.


35 posted on 12/02/2011 12:59:23 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: vette6387

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...


36 posted on 12/02/2011 1:16:32 PM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: WayneS

LOL. There are a few here on this site who may suggest that I am exactly that.

But never on a dog thread.


37 posted on 12/02/2011 1:31:24 PM PST by dmz
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To: Lazlo in PA
The thugs are truly fortunate to be alive.
38 posted on 12/02/2011 1:31:26 PM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: dbrew2u; LadyBuck
My Dad always told me that You could judge a man by the way he treated his animals. He has Not been Wrong yet .

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.

39 posted on 12/02/2011 1:37:49 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: dmz

Sorry!

I was rolling....


40 posted on 12/02/2011 1:52:58 PM PST by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: Lazlo in PA

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!


41 posted on 12/02/2011 1:56:16 PM PST by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: Lazlo in PA
My Dad always told me that You could judge a man by the way he treated his animals. He has Not been Wrong yet.

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.

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42 posted on 12/02/2011 1:59:30 PM PST by SiVisPacemParaBellum (Peace through superior firepower!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

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...


43 posted on 12/02/2011 2:03:48 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
look like a couple of prepubescent nancy boys.

they'll make bubba a nice catchers mitt in prison.

44 posted on 12/02/2011 2:15:25 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: LadyBuck
I remember this story, though last I’d heard, no one had been arrested.

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........

45 posted on 12/02/2011 2:26:41 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: Baynative

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........


46 posted on 12/02/2011 2:31:23 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: seowulf
I just get tired of people misusing language to evoke a desired emotional response. Most people fall for it unfortunately.

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.......

47 posted on 12/02/2011 2:45:11 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: dmz
What crime, if any, do you think they committed and what do you think the penalty should be.

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?

48 posted on 12/02/2011 2:46:13 PM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: Hot Tabasco

You’re forgiven.


49 posted on 12/02/2011 2:47:20 PM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I’d post their bail and apply justice myself.


50 posted on 12/02/2011 3:21:11 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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