Wednesday, March 21, 2007

one time's a lark...

...but two times, and we're beginning to see a disturbing pattern here:

He was found guilty in April 2005 of felony mistreatment of an animal after he killed a horse with the intention of having sex with it. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail and two years of extended supervision on that charge as well as six years of probation for taking and driving a vehicle without the owner's consent.

Hathaway pleaded no contest earlier this month to misdemeanor mistreatment of an animal for the incident involving the deer. He was sentenced Tuesday in Douglas County Circuit Court.

Um....isn't cruelty to / messing with animals one of the signs of an incipient serial killer? I hope this guy gets some serious help.

Honestly, though, look at this again - you might argue that he almost got a stiffer sentence for the auto theft charge than for the felony mistreatment charge in 2005. But he can't even have been out of jail all that long, and he's right back to trying to sexually assault something. You know, I'm not much in favor of civil commitment laws, but sheesh, maybe we can call three strikes on this guy, and keep him from hurting Nellie or Bambi or, you know, somebody's daughter.

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