The man together with two others begged guilty to conspiracy to engage in dogfighting activities. 3 men have actually been punished for their involvement in an interstate dogfighting network, including a man that apparently took his kid to watch his favored dog fight to the death.
Spanning from at least 2013 till July 2018, 52-year-old Odell S. Anderson, 47-year-old Chester A. Moody, and also 46-year-old Emmanuel A. Powe “sponsored and showed dogs, along with participated in almost every other facet of dogfighting,” according to a release from the united state Attorney’s Workplace for the Eastern District of Virginia.
In addition, the three men possessed “significant dog fighting tools” including treadmills, clinical kits, and “breeding stands used to forcibly immobilize women fighting dogs,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
” The violent and cruel act of dogfighting is a grievous form of animal abuse,” Raj Parekh, Performing U.S. Attorney for the Eastern Area of Virginia claimed in a statement. “These defendants worked as leaders, breeders, and trainers for a multi-year dogfighting operation and brazenly advertised this barbaric form of ‘entertainment’ for illegal personal gain.”
According to court documents obtained by The Washington Message, Anderson took his 7-year-old kid to a yard in King George, Virginia, in 2016 to watch the kid’s favored dog– called Cookie Monster– fight 2 other canines.
Anderson later told the FBI that he was confident that Cookie Beast would certainly win, and he did. Both other dogs passed away from their injuries, and one was left in a dumpster, the newspaper reports.
Anderson begged guilty to conspiracy to engage in dogfighting tasks, in addition to one count of causing a child under the age of sixteen to attend an illegal pet fight venture.
He will offer 18 months in prison, followed by three years of monitored launch, according to the united state Attorney’s Office.
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Moody and Powe also each pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to engage in dogfighting activities.
Moody will serve one year and eventually behind bars, Powe will offer the exact same sentence as Anderson, the Justice Department claimed.
” Dogfighting is a form of cruelty without place in our culture,” Assistant Attorney General Todd Kim of the Justice Department’s Setting and Natural Resources Division claimed in a statement. “This ruthlessness will not be tolerated, nor will certainly exposing a kid to such horrific acts.”