Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mississippi: GUILTY! LaDerrick Rostchild, 24, and Larry Rostchild Jr., 43, filmed themselves killing a cat by scalding it with boiling water

MISSISSIPPI -- Two men have been jailed and ordered to work in an animal shelter when they get out for torturing a cat that was later found dead and having their abuse recorded.

Larry Rostchild, 43, and Laderrick Rostchild, 24, were both sentenced after appearing in a Moss Point, Mississippi, court on Tuesday.


The 43-year-old pleaded guilty to simple abuse, and was ordered to 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

His 24-year-old nephew was found guilty of aggravated animal abuse, and was sentenced to six months in the county jail (not prison) and a $2,500 fine.

Just like the Stanford rapist, he'll likely only have to serve 1/3 of that -- 2 months -- and he'll be a free man. 

It is the harshest possible penalty that can be handed down for the charges.

Mississippi, I believe, has the worst animal protection laws in the United States. 


Municipal Judge Keith Miller also ordered both men to complete 200 hours of community service at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, according to WLOX.

They have just 72 hours from when they are released to report to the shelter to start their work.

A third person, 23-year-old Karmen Coleman, has pleaded not guilty to rendering criminal assistance.


Coleman posted a shocking video of the abuse on Facebook in December last year, which showed the cat being trapped in a cage and having boiling water poured on it.

The cat could be heard crying in agony as it was scalded and its skin melted. 

 

The poor animal was then found dead, buried under a house in December - the day after the abuse took place.

SCALDED TO DEATH
Tests carried out on the cat found it suffered thermal burns over the majority of its body, according to the Sun Herald.

 

(Daily Mail - Feb 9, 2017)

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