California Man Gets Life Sentence for Beheading Dog
As word of yet another human beheading by Islamist terrorists surfaces, this story via GoogleNews provides an interesting contrast:
Life for beheading dog (Herald Sun)
A man who beheaded a german shepherd he had named after his girlfriend has been sentenced to 25 years to life under California’s three-strikes law. James Abernathy, 43, was convicted in June of felony animal cruelty for killing the dog — which he had named Marie — after a fight with his girlfriend. Abernathy would have faced a maximum of six years, if not for two prior convictions in 1986 for assault with a deadly weapon. “The community is much safer after the judge’s ruling,” said Deputy District-Attorney Heather Brown.
Defence lawyers claimed Abernathy suffered from schizophrenia. But the judge ruled he was sane when he committed the crime in January, 2002.