Sunday, September 28, 2014
SARASOTA FL: The story of a sweet, tiny pup named Athena has gone worldwide. The precious miniature dachshund died a horrible death, spending her final moments, sadly, in fear and pain. Athena’s heartbreaking murder was captured on surveillance video. A man dog sitting Athena is seen on camera, deputies say, punching the 12-pound puppy repeatedly. Stacy Sean Glover was supposed to be caring for the pup, but is instead accused of a savage crime – beating Athena to death.
The arrest report said on Tuesday, Jan. 21st, 2014, at about 8:30 p.m., Stacy Glover and his victim, Alivia Glover got into a verbal argument at a residence located at 8254 Longbay Blvd., in South Manatee County. The argument turned physical when Stacy threw Alivia onto a bed. As Alivia reached to defend herself, Stacy pushed her against the bed and choked her from behind until she could not breathe. Alivia called law enforcement and Stacy left the residence. He then returned to the scene and was arrested. He was charged with Domestic Battery by Strangulation. He was released from the Manatee County Jail on his own recognizance, supervised.
Violent criminals “start out” by torturing, maiming and killing companion animals (dogs): Jeffrey Dahmer, himself murdered in prison in 1994, killed and in some cases cannibalized at least 17 people in the Midwest. As a boy, he had strangled neighborhood cats and dogs, nailed frogs to trees, cut open live fish to see their insides and had been avidly fascinated by both in-school dissections and after-school “road kill” dissections. The horrible specifics vary. But a rogues’ gallery of other infamous serial killers, from David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz to Charles “Helter Skelter” Manson to Henry Lee Lucas, generally have comparable biographies with respect to the animal abuse-human violence connection. The bizarre school shootings between 1997 and 1999 — in Pearl, Miss., West Paducah, Ky., Jonesboro, Ark., Springfield, Ore., Littleton, Colo., and Conyers, Ga. — also fit into a similar mold. Previous to their headline-grabbing gunfire, the boys involved had, variously, boasted about shooting dogs with a .22-caliber rifle, throwing a cat into a bonfire, torturing a dog to death and blowing up a cow, squirrels and cats, among other outrages. For decades, law-enforcement officers and psychiatrists have noted a consistent pattern: Violent criminals “start out” by tormenting, maiming and killing companion animals, wild animals or farm animals. As FBI Special Agent Alan Brantly testified to a House panel in May 1998, “Some offenders kill animals as a rehearsal for targeting human victims and may kill or torture animals because, to them, the animals symbolically represent people.”
Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com