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Disturbing torture of Saint Bernard puppy in Weakley County TN – action required

UPDATE 2:  The court date for the two arrested for this crime is set for June 13, 2012, in Weakley County General Sessions Court at 8:30 a.m. This is in Dresden TN.

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UPDATE: We have learned that the pair was released WITHOUT BOND. This is unbelievable in light of the egregious nature of the offense. One of the two boys has a Facebook page that is still up: http://www.facebook.com/preston.odle. It’s disturbing.

We are not huge fans of petitions as they don’t serve to do much, but there is one here with more than 9000 signatures on it if you all care to sign: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/169/818/978/innocent-puppy-murdered-please-help/

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We are always especially sensitive to cases of animal abuse that involve wanton torture of dogs, but this case may be the worst we’ve come across in recent memory. This case is from a small county in West Tennessee, Weakley County, which has a very poor track record where animal issues are concerned. The torture this 4-month old Saint Bernard puppy suffered is so extreme that I cannot bring myself to discuss the particulars and for those that do, you can see the news story here. The short version is that this defenseless puppy was beaten, kicked, crushed and stabbed for the sheer fun of it. The two teenagers that did this should be treated as felons and as dangerous predators with the potential to be serial killers. To that end, we would ask that our fans write to the District Attorney, very respectfully, and ask that he prosecute these two to the fullest extent of the law. This county is small and without a public outcry, we fear that very little may be done to these two.

If you do choose to write an email, please ask that the District Attorney Thomas prosecute Preston Odle and Levi Evans to the fullest extent possible. It is unacceptable that anything other than the maximum punishment permitted be sought by his office as they both constitute a threat to animals and people.

The contact information for the District Attorney is below:

Tommy A. Thomas, District Attorney General

Weakley County, Tennessee

E-mail: tthomas@tndagc.org  

Please feel free to share this far and wide.

These are the faces of evil:

Preston Odle

Levi Evans

56 replies »

  1. This is the email I sent,

    I’m not going to go on and on about how horrible the torture of the St. Bernard puppy was. But I am going to comment that only the sickest kind of people can torture an innocent creature that is full of love and trust for a human being. I request that you please, PLEASE prosecute these two horrible, heartless people to the fullest extent of the law. It has been said this sort of behavior is the beginning behavior of a serial killer. Some people just seem to be born without souls, and therefore have no chance of being saved.

    I hope you have the same mercy for these people that they showed that poor innocent puppy.

  2. Please sentence these sickos to the maximum penalty allowed. This is the equivalent to a baby, and I have no doubt they will move on to people next. Disturbing.

  3. These lowlife scumbag losers are clearly sociopaths. There is no cure for sociopaths – they literally lack the ability to empathize. These two are destined to kill humans and need to be stopped NOW while there is an opportunity to legally intervene. This wanton disregard for life ought to SCARE lawmakers and prompt them not only to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law, but to make the laws more severe for once. I’m sick of people getting off with a slap on the wrist. Some other lowlife woman in Chicago just threw a puppy from a 5th floor balcony in her housing project because she “didn’t want it anymore.” These people are sick and need to be treated as such. They are a liability to society and need to be segregated to keep law-abiding citizens safe.

  4. “The two teenagers that did this should be treated as felons and as dangerous predators with the potential to be serial killers.”–That is exactly who people like this grow up to be. They start with animals and end up with children.

  5. How did these kids turn into such evil monsters. What they did to that poor dog brings tears to my eyes. They need to be punished as felons to the full extent of the law. They most likely turn into serial killers if not stopped. We need justice for the puppy.

  6. Sent. Thanks for the heads up. It doesn’t take a few minutes for someone to type an email. Maybe if enough “someones’ to it then we can effect some changes starting with this county. I’m sharing this. Hopefully others will too.

  7. Could you please post when and where the two will go in front of a judge. I would like to be there if at all possible. The sad reality is that these two will continue harming defenseless animals and work their way up to defenseless people, if they haven’t already. We’ve seen it repeatedly in the healthcare system. It sickens me to know that anyone is capable of this. What as a society can be done to prevent this? And I guess to NEVER allow either of these two monsters to own any sort of an animal would be asking to much!

    • Angela I live in Weakley County and my sister-in-law works for the newspaper Weakley County Press. I will let people know when the monsters are sent to court. I do know that they will be in Court in Dresden Tn, which is the county seat and where the courthouse is. When I will have to find out. It makes me sick to think that this can happen in this county. I would like to know where they got the puppy from because I am afraid that the puppy may have been one of the ones that my sister in laws dog had about about 4 months ago. One of the puppies came up missing about 3 weeks ago and we have no idea if it the same one.

      • Thanks – will email him now. I’m in tears at this (the ONLY thing that makes me cry is animal abuse). Omg I wish I lived near this scum. I’d be proud to do time to make sure they got a REAL punishment. I pray there are vigilantes in their area. humans are truly the lowest form of life… :'(

  8. This infuriates me. At 18 and 19, these boys need to be persecuted as adults, clearly this was thought out and for nothing other than sick pleasure. These boys deserve serious jail time, until someone can solidly prove they will not be serial killers of animals or humans, which is never.

  9. It is so scary to know that people like these two just get a slap on the wrist and are allowed to do it again and even worse! I agree with others that these two are very sick human beings who need to be punished and if not the next time they decide to get a thrill by killing something it might be a child. Is that what you want to happen? These two sick individuals are heartless. They care about no one. I live in a county not far from Weakley County and this scares me to death. Please consider the magnitude of this and let justice prevail. Thank you,

  10. Done. I rarely take the time to write letters, but this one is under my skin. These two men WILL move on to other defenseless creatures (and who knows if this is the first time they did this, or just the first time they got caught). What kind of homes did these men come from? Regardless, you will find no sympathy in this corner. I hope they go to prison for this, but knowing where they reside makes me skeptical.

  11. Feel free to copy:

    Dear Mr. Thomas,

    I’m contacting you today to ask that you please prosecute Preston Odle and Levi Evans to the fullest extent possible. It is unacceptable that anything other than the maximum punishment permitted be sought by his office as they both constitute a threat to animals and people.

    This heinous brutality cannot be tolerated in our society. It is an insult and a sin against man, nature and God. This type of wrongdoing is both damnable and immoral.

    We are the voice of innocents. We need to stand up strong against the abuse of children and animals. Those who do not actively seek justice for pure souls, whether they be human or animal, either by ignorance or by conscious choice are just as guilty of the crime.

    Again, I entreat you to prosecute Preston Odle and Levi Evans to the fullest possible extent.

  12. I went ahead too and sent the attorney a piece of my mind. I also looked up my local news department’s email here in Sumner county and requested something be further done, and to possibly run a story spreading the word out so others can see what these two STUPID boys did… Like I said in my email to both the attorney and the news station… Ever heard Of Jeffrey Dahmer?! He started OFF by torturing animals, then proceeded to people. Just to give them an idea of how serious these matters are! Thanks for getting me all angry and rowled up at work. haha. Stupid kids!

  13. Oh, and Levi was using lots of “LOL” when explaining his actions to his peers on Preston Oden’s FB wall. What is there to LOL about? He tortured a puppy for hours.

  14. District Attorney Thomas :

    After reading about the sickening case of animal cruelty committed in you district, I am writing to plead with you to make an example out of these monsters and ask for the maximum penalty allowed under the law. Please show the same mercy to them that they showed that poor puppy. They have serious mental issues and should not be allowed to do this to any living being……animal or human. Thank you.

    Susan Eisele
    Dickson, TN

  15. They deserve to be prosecuted and well as them needing intensive Psychotherapy….They could grow up to be some of humanities worst monsters.

  16. District Attorney Thomas: Please make sure this crime is punishable by the maximum penalty possible. I poor puppy was tortured for 4 hours; that is not normal. How would you like to go thru this or a family animal. This teens have mental issued that need to be dealt with, or you will see them again in court. PLEASE make them suffer for doing this,, just as the dog had to go to pure hell. He didn’t deserve this.

  17. If the poor dog would have bitten them, more than likely it would be put to sleep, The need to be prosecuted and put behind bars for a long long time!!!

  18. OH, WHERE TO START? THIS IS SO DISCUSTINGLY SICKEN TO AN ANIMAL LOVER LIKE ME. OR REALLY TO ANYONE WHO HAS A HEART. SO HERE GOES… AS HAS BEEN SAID ALREADY. THESE KILLERS NEED TO BE PUNISHED FOR THEIR CRIME TO THE FULLEST EXTENT! AN ANIMAL BREATHS, HURTS M, AND CRIES JUST LIKE US HUMANS. ANIMALS DESERVE RIGHTS TOO!!! IF THEY ARE TORTURING A HARMLESS SWEET PUPPY AND GETTING A “THRILL” OFF OF IT, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT THEY ARE GOES TO MOVE ONTO NEXT. A CHILD?
    IF THEY JUST GET AWAY WITH THIS, OR A SLAP ON THE HAND, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY’VE DONE IS EVEN WRONG! THEY WILL MOVE ON TO “BIGGER” AND “BETTER” THINGS IN THEIR SCREWED UP HEADS. SOMETHING, OR SOMEONE HAS TAUGHT THESE KIDS THIS BEHAVIOR.
    THEY MAY JUST BE MENTALLY ILL AND NEED TO BE LOCKED UP FOREVER SO THEY CAN’T BRUTALLY KILL MORE ANIMALS, OR US HUMANS.
    LOOK BACK AT ALL THOSE SERIAL KILLERS. THEY STARTED WITH ANIMALS. THESE HEARTLESS TEENAGERS NEED TO BE PUNISHED THE SAME WAY AS IF THEY HAD DONE THIS TO A HUMAN. PLEASE PUT A STOP TO TEENAGERS/GROWN UPS GETTING AWAY WITH “MURDER” AS WE THE PEOPLE SEE IT!!!

  19. The email address provided above for DA is not valid – it was sent back to me twice, with .com and .org
    Do you have a valid contact please ? I network this far and wide and am getting a campaign going. But we need to have a valid contact.

  20. they should get same treatment they dished out ,, but jail will do just fine if given 10 years a piece ,, sick people in this world

  21. Mark my words, if they aren’t punished they will become serial killers. It’s just a matter of time. They need to be punished and mentally evaluated before they kill humans.

  22. Please set an example and Prosecute
    these two youths. There is no excuse and this type of behavior is typical of “serial killers”. Please don’t let them off because I guarantee we will hear from them in the future for probably killing a human. Do not take this lightly.
    Sincerely,
    Debi Marsh

  23. This is what I wrote. My true feelings are ‘eye for an eye’ and that I wish I could do the same thing to these pos’s that they did to the puppy, but that’s not very tactful when you’re trying to convince someone to do something…. but here’s my email:

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    Mr. Thomas,

    First, I want to thank you for taking the time to read my email. This is in regards to the case where two teens – Preston Odle & Levi Evans, admittedly tortured, stabbed, and murdered a four-month old Saint Bernard puppy.

    It is my understanding that these two teens were put in jail with no bond, but then released. It is also my understanding that they are only facing a mere 30 days for what they have done. Do you feel 30 days is sufficient for what they have done?

    These two teens, who are more than old enough to know right from wrong, did the following –
    1) tied the puppy’s mouth, legs, and throat with a wire
    2) kicked the puppy in the head to silence him
    3) pulled the wire around his throat so he couldn’t breathe
    4) stabbed the puppy in the back

    If proper action is not taken and full punishment not given, these two teens will only do this again. The responsible thing to do as an adult and elder of these two teens, is to set the example that crimes like this will not be tolerated. Please consider punishing these two to the full extent of the law regarding a case like this, and educate them!

    Also, while these two are old enough to know better, they are both young enough to change.

    If proper attention, education, and rehabilitation is not carried through for these two, we’re looking at future murderers of Tennessee. What they did was premeditated. It will be too easy for them to do it again. And again. And again. One day, however, an innocent puppy won’t be enough for these two. It will be your child. My child. Someone’s child. Or your mother, my mother, or father, or someone else’s loved one.

    If you look at the various murderers of this country, it is a known fact that a lot of these killers started out by doing sadistic things to helpless animals.

    What makes these two teens any different from those cases? Help them and their futures by punishing them to the full extent so they realize the repercussions of their actions. Before they murder someone you or I love. Because that is exactly what could happen.

    Please be the stern adult in this case. For everyone’s sake.

    Thank you again, and thank you for taking my email into consideration.

  24. in the picture released… of the poor puppy in the crate… there is another dog in that crate… look closely and you can see a creme colored dog laying with the puppy that was killed… does anyone know where THIS dog is? is he/she going to suffer same fate?

  25. Oh Dear God, those two spawn of Satan are still out loose slaughtering animals?? Someone needs to kill those two scumbags. I hope they go straight to hell and suffer the same fate as that puppy did for hours and hours. Those two little bastards. This has made me so angry right now if I lived near them I would string them up. There is no telling how many animals they have killed. The two scumbags got caught with this one but I bet its not the first. I am worried about them having another dog in their possession right now. Someone needs to investigate the parents too. You have to have something SERIOUSLY wrong for two kids to turn out so evil and vile.

  26. Not only are they seriously disturbed, but they are !@#$%^& cowards! That pup has no way to defend itself!
    I wish either myself or someone I knew lived near them! Would make their life a living hell! Every time they left the house they would have to worry about who might lay them out next!
    Makes me madder than hell!

  27. Sometimes, vigilantism is called for. Im in UK but if I was anywhere near these stupid, evil little b@st@rds, I swear, they would be begging for death to release them from the pain I would inflict on them. Sometimes people are just plain evil. If anyone lives near these murderers & ever comes across them, I promise I will do anything within my power to help you in any way I can – financially, legally etc ;) I don’t know what your judges are like in USA but here in UK, they are sooo out of touch with reality & scum literally get away with murder so, on occasions, people are forced to take matters into their own hands.

    I just pray these evil b@st@rds get sent down for a LONG time so they can be someone’s bitch – then, on their release, I would be waiting for them to see how high their pain threshold is by treating them the EXACT same way they treated this little puppy, before sending them to hell. Afterall, a bit of lead & a death certificate costs a lot less than putting the likes of this in “rehabilitation” or “therapy” & at least this way, the world can breathe a sigh of relief knowing they can never harm anyone (animal or human) ever again…

  28. To these two sick sons of B******!!!! I hope you rot in hell for eternity!! How on Earth should something that was inflicted with such brutality not be punished to the full extent of the law!!! These two are sick, sick, SICK and should not receive anything less than what they inflicted on this poor helpless, defenseless living breathing dog!!! If I EVER cross paths with you I hope to GOD someone is there to restrain me from doing the exact same thing to them that they did to this poor puppy, because for the level of disdain and disgust I feel toward these two A*******….. if I EVER get ahold of them there is NOTHING that will stop me from inflicting the exact same torture on these two!!! BURN IN HELL YOU UNFEELING, UNRELENTING, SOULESS, COLD, HEARTLESS, SICK, DISGUSTING SONS OF B******!!!

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