Our country needs more jurists who see the abuse of animals not only as a crime, but indicative of other mental and emotional disorders and apply the law accordingly. People who abuse animals rarely hold human beings in high esteem. I will be watching closely how this plays out and will blog about the outcome. I have a feeling that I will be pleased - but, only time will tell.
Brimley man arraigned in dog-stabbing incident
By Scott Brand
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News
Thu Oct 01, 2009, 10:35 AM EDT
Maqwanibwit “Bucky” Deuman, 19, of Brimley was arrested immediately following the incident after state troopers completed the initial phase of their investigation. A fixed-blade knife was also recovered at the scene while the dog was conveyed to a local vet for treatment.
Reports indicate a woman was walking the lab mix along Pleasant Street in Brimley when the dog sustained a single stab wound through the rib cage.
The involved parties apparently had a different version of events for investigators. The owner of the dog claimed the man called the unleashed dog over to him before inflicting the wound. In the man's version of events the dog came after him apparently forcing him to use the knife in self defense.
Deuman was arraigned before Judge Elizabeth Church in the 91st District Court Wednesday on a felony charge of animal torture. If convicted he faces up to four years in prison.
Deuman remains lodged in the Chippewa County Jail with bond set at $100,000.