Affidavit available in dog dragging case that even inmates find unacceptable

Posted By elaine on January 7, 2010

Man accused in dog's dragging death has said he has been harassed while in jail

Man accused in dog's dragging death has said he has been harassed while in jail

     The United States Attorney’s Office here in Colorado has released the arrest affidavit on Steven Romero.  Romero is accused of dragging a dog to its death in Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction.  This case is being herd in Federal Court because the incident took place in National Park Service land. The story of “Buddy”, the dog found dead, has sparked national interest and there is even a big online campaign to ensure that whoever is responsible pays the price.  As of this post there have been more than 30-thousand signatures gathered on the “Demand Justice for Buddy’s Killer” petition.  

    While in court Romero said he has been harassed by even fellow inmates who find the heinous act unacceptable, telling the judge “Pretty much everybody thinks I’ve done it. “   

    Romero faces a maximum three years in prison, a fine up to $100,000 and a year of mandatory parole if convicted on a federal charge of felony cruelty to animals.  Of course we don’t know that Romero is guilty and like all Americans he deserves his day in court, but if a jury of his peers finds that he is the responsible party, it looks as though he will spend his days in prison looking over his shoulder.

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