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Swede charged for 'sadistic' puppy torture

TT/Rebecca Martin · 29 Sep 2011, 17:21

Published: 29 Sep 2011 17:21 GMT+02:00

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”It was very sadistically done,” said Annika Oljeqvist, of the south Stockholm police, who has been handling the case, to TV4 News.

The puppy was discovered by a pre-school class in March this year. While playing in a wooded area outside the school, the children found a black bin bag, oozing blood.

Police later found a dead fighting dog puppy in the bag and took it to a nearby animal hospital.

When the vet opened the bag it was established that the little puppy had been badly beaten.

The prosecutor is arguing for the strongest possible punishment for the man who has admitted torturing the puppy to death.

”If a human had been killed in a similar way the prosecutor would have demanded 18 years or life in prison,” said Oljeqvist.

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”It is very uncommon for the prosecutor to demand the maximum penalty for cruelty to animals, as far as I know it doesn't happen very often,” said Karin Solberg, press officer at the southern Stockholm policeto TV4 .

The maximum penalty for cruelty to animals in Sweden is two years in prison.

TT/Rebecca Martin (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

19:10 September 29, 2011 by NataBee
Okay, horrible, definitely horrible, but I just don't understand the "sadistic" part :|
19:14 September 29, 2011 by Redbee
Pity he didn't get 18 years ,still it's better than the UKs paltry fines for animal; cruelty.
19:34 September 29, 2011 by per1970

In other news here in sweden it said he tortured the puppy to death, the puppy was hung in a tree with a bag over the head
19:47 September 29, 2011 by jacquelinee
@ per1970

Precisely. Plus I saw a picture of the poor dog. He was clearly badly beaten (possibly stabbed) I do not think this animal (and I do NOT mean the dog) should be sentenced to prision time. In Sweden that is just a holiday behind a lock. He should have to report every day after work (if he does work) and be beaten for 2 hours for as long as the age of the dog was. Not enough to kill him, just enough to bruise and bloody him up pretty good. Maybe strangle him a little too. There is nothing that brings out compassion in a person better than feeling what the other felt. This might fill him with a whole bunch of compassion, if his sorry A-S is beaten to a pulp too.

Sure hope he does not have a family. I can only imagine the frightening life they must have. I believe you get what you give in the grand scheme of things and this poor excuse for a human being has opened up a big bag of pain for himself.
20:04 September 29, 2011 by Svensksmith
I have read that many serial killers get their start by torturing animals. This sick f--- should be put away for a long, long time. Or sent to Libya.
22:00 September 29, 2011 by Smiling Canuk
Its at times like this that I wish that we could bring back public floggings.
23:10 September 29, 2011 by rouzi
And why he did this?
01:55 September 30, 2011 by missjane30
@ Svensksmith you took the words right out of my mouth. This man (and I use that term very, very loosely) is obviously a disturbed person to do such a thing to an animal. I truly hope he doesn't have a family at home.
02:56 September 30, 2011 by Gamla Hälsingebock
@ jacquelinee

I never thought I could agree with you on anything, but I do!

It's too bad you are so easy on him...Lol

I am thinking of a few other options but to make them public would get me banned from here.
04:52 September 30, 2011 by samson123
send it to china
05:37 September 30, 2011 by pulltheweather
Compare this comment section to the one in response to the reindeer cruelty article.

Is it that hard to recognize the double standard?

I use to think of Swedes as the more contemplative people when compared to Americans. Now I just think Sweden's social institutions are better.

As a result of cultural relativism, intellectual dishonesty on the topic of animal rights is too commonly ignored.

Congratulations Swedes. In one regard, you aren't better than America.
07:02 September 30, 2011 by karex
#5 You are correct. This data is straight from FBI profiling statistics. I can't remember the percentage right now but I think it's around 90% of serial killers start out by torturing and killing animals, then they move on to people when the death of the poor animal just doesn't "do it" for them anymore.

I will refrain from saying what I think should be done with this monster. I agree with #10, except calling this monster an animal is a gross insult to the animal kingdom.
11:57 September 30, 2011 by sjuttiosjusköterskorpåsjukhuset
Dogs are our best friends. All they want to do is please their owner and be their friend. To beat a puppy does warrant the maximum penalty at least. All of my dogs were either abused, abandoned, neglected, or all of the above. They are now the happiest bunch and they're so loving in every way. Only one of my German shepherds will not offer affection like the others. She was abandoned at our airport and I can tell that one of these south-of-the-border morons had owned her before because her one leg shakes a lot: a sign of being beatened with a stick, a common form of abuse by these imbeciles.
12:16 September 30, 2011 by jacquelinee
@ Gamla Hälsingebock

well, we have reached a milestone. We agree. ;-) I am sickened by this story. I saw the images of that poor dead puppy on the news and I had a hard time sleeping last night because those images haunted me. I can think of a lot of other suggestions too...but propriety keep me from stating them here, if you get my drift.

He needs to be institutionalized before we are reading the same story, involving the same killer, only it will be perpetuated towards a child or someone else. SICKO!!!
12:27 September 30, 2011 by jostein
"The prosecutor is arguing for the strongest possible punishment for the man who has admitted torturing the puppy to death."

Im just waiting for the allegations of racism..
14:16 September 30, 2011 by jacquelinee
@ jostein

It doesn't matter what race you think you are....if you torture a poor innocent animal like this, it is NOT the human race, that is for sure.
17:10 September 30, 2011 by jostein

"the strongest possible punishment"
22:40 September 30, 2011 by David68
would like myself to baseball bat this sad pathetic peace of s..t to death myself in an open field or better set some dogs on him to rip him apart,poor little dog hope the swedish law gives this peace of .scum what he deserves!+
10:39 October 2, 2011 by J Jack
The man is sick and dangerous, he needs segregation, healing & forgiveness.
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