Saturday, December 24, 2016

Georgia: Gerardo Damian-Rosas 'tied his dog to railroad tracks before a train hit and killed the helpless animal'

GEORGIA -- A Georgia man is accused of 'purposefully' tying a helpless dog to railroad tracks before leaving it to die in front of an oncoming train.

Authorities said Gerardo Damian-Rosas was arrested on December 1 for the incident that took place in November.

He faces a charge of felony aggravated animal cruelty.

Mike Ledford, director of Hall County Animal Services, said in a press release that there 'was evidence that the dog had been purposefully tied to the tracks, which ultimately led to his death'.

'This was an egregious act of cruelty against a defenseless animal, and our department works tirelessly to hold those responsible for such acts accountable.'

The Hall County Animal Control responded to a call about a dog on the train tracks last month.

When they arrived to the section of track off White Sulphur Road in Hall County, the dog was already dead.

It's unclear what type of dog it was but authorities are still investigating the incident.

But Mike Weaver, the attorney for Damian-Rosas, believes the facts presented are 'not accurate at all'.

Weaver told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he was still investigating the case, but believes 'there's a lot of misunderstanding of what happened'.

'I am confident that down the road this case will be resolved,' the Weaver said.

Damian-Rosas was booked into the Hall County Jail, but he was later released on a $5,700 bond.

(Daily Mail - Dec 23, 2016)

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