News Houston man sentenced to 50 years in prison for animal cruelty

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  1. dawg

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    A man serving a 50-year state sentence for making erotic videos in which animals are tortured and slaughtered was convicted in federal court in Houston Monday of selling the same videos across state lines to customers.

    U.S. District Judge Sim Lake heard the entire case against Brent Justice in a swift three-hour bench trial, convicting him on the spot of the four charges that remained before him. Justice, 54, was found guilty of three counts of making so-called animal crush videos and one count of distributing them to customers.


    Justice will remain in custody. He will be sentenced Aug. 18.

    The U.S. Attorney's office called three witnesses. The defense called none and Justice waived his right to testify.

    The first witness called by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sherri Zack was Justice's co-defendant in the case, Ashley Nicole Richards, who is serving a 10-year state term and got a three and a half year federal term in connection with the videos. Richards, now 25, pleaded guilty to three state counts and entered into a plea deal on four federal counts of making and distributing the videos.

    When Richards was a homeless teenager, she told the judge, Justice took her into his home and began referring to her to as his niece. Although they did not have a sexual relationship, he persuaded her to wear skimpy outfits and star in a number of videos in which she tortured and mutilated a chicken, a puppy and a kitten. Most of the videos were custom made for people whom she believed had communicated with Justice online.

    Officer Suzanne Hollifield testified that PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, tipped off her unit, Houston Police Department's animal cruelty division, about the videos and she later determined they were linked to an alias Justice used. A search warrant at the house turned up lights, cameras, a tripod believed to have been used in the videos as well as a mardi gras mask, high heels, a dagger and butcher knife that matched ones used in the videos. Blood spatter on the walls of Justice's home was analyzed and identified by a crime lab as having come from both a dog and a cat.

    Then Special Agent David Ko took the stand, explaining through emails and receipts he obtained, how Justice sold his videos through PayPal and Western Union to customers in Orange County, Calif., and in the Washington, D.C. area.

    Philip P. Gallagher, of the federal public defender's office, offered minimal cross examination of the witnesses. However, once testimony was completed, he argued on a motion to dismiss the case on the grounds that the videos did not meet the federal definition of "obscenity." The videos showed no acts of bestiality, and Richards was not naked, nor did her genitalia show, Gallagher told the judge.

    Zack countered that Richards had used profanity in one video indicating she was raping a kitten with a dagger.

    The judge dismissed the defense motion and said he found Justice guilty of all four counts. He faces a maximum of seven years on each count, or 28 years the judge were to run them consecutively.

    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-t...onvicted-again-for-selling-animal-7940797.php
     
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    Death penalty.
     
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    104 when he gets out.
     
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    Good, it would be only a matter of time before he did that shit to humans. Fuck him.
     
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    Too bad they didn't give him a 100 years
     
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    I agree - anyone who tortures animals would also do it to humans.

    Fuck this guy.
     
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    Nothing bad enough can happen to this fucking POS.

    Very depressing story.
     
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    Should have executed him. I hope he gets Adebesi as a cell mate

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    Here's his accomplice, Ashley Nicole Richardson. She's 25. She was sentenced
    to 10 years, and testified against Brent Justice.


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    She was the first woman to be charged under the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010.

    They had to pass that law in 2010, because up until then animal crush videos were legally protected under the first amendment.
     
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    Both murdered in prison :pray:
     
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    Houston = Florida
     
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    Our community... Itself.. Is criminalized
     
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    yeah
     
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    or better yet..ass raped and beaten every day for 50 years
    he doesn't deserve a quick death
     
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    Good point
     
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    Don't forget about the fucking weirdo assholes who bought the tapes from him. You create a market for that shit you're just as guilty.
     
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    Fucking animal lovers wanting the death penalty :facepalm:
     
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    nice! creepy fucks like this should be permanently removed from society.
     
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    imagine the life you must have lived to get to the point where this seems like a reasonable means of making money
     
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    Feed him to the lions so the animals can have their Justice.