The sad case of Justice

Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 09:20 AM.

Starved to death, bones sticking sickeningly from his skin, his eyes tightly shut, his face contorted in obvious agony.

According to the information Jones provided, the couple who own the home are older, the wife having recently been hospitalized, the husband currently hospitalized.

The dog belonged to the woman’s son, she told Jones, and the son was in Tallahassee.

The dog’s care was his responsibility.

Townsend said it would be a “really long” time over which the dog would have starved, a death that would have been particularly agonizing.

“I don’t understand people,” Townsend said. “When the homeowner came home she either walked by her dead dog in the yard or a starving dog on a chain. I can’t even imagine.”

Jones will pursue charges, Townsend said.

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