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Case ID: 12125
Classification: Beating
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Thursday, Aug 16, 2007


Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Stanley Korczynski

Case Updates: 3 update(s) available

The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA is investigating an east Hamilton man accused of bludgeoning his mother's four-year-old fox terrier to death with a hammer.

Police responded to the home on Aug. 16 after receiving a report of an injured animal. Officers then called investigators with the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. A necropsy performed at the University of Guelph determined the dog died of hemorrhaging and multiple skull fractures.

Spokesperson Jacqueline Roth said the society is seeking advice about laying criminal charges from the Hamilton Crown attorney's office.

A person convicted of causing unnecessary suffering and death to an animal faces a maximum punishment of six months in jail, a $2,000 fine and could be banned from owning an animal for two years.


Case Updates

Stanley Korczynski, 54, was also ordered yesterday [Jan 11, 2008] by Ontario Court Justice John Takach to abstain from alcohol, undergo alcohol and substance abuse counseling, take an anger management course, seek and maintain full-time employment and perform 100 hours of community service. Korczynski pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering and death to an animal in connection with an Aug. 16 incident in an east Hamilton home. The dog died of hemorrhaging and multiple skull fractures.

Hamilton/Burlington SPCA head Jim Sykes said the agency was pleased by the judges ruling, but added: The absence of a custodial sentence, or jail time, does point though to the need for stronger animal welfare legislation at both the Criminal Code or federal level, and provincial offences level.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator - Jan 12, 2008
Update posted on Apr 14, 2008 - 3:04PM 
The prosecutor in this case (Case # 07-7326) is:

Prosecutor:
The Honorable Kathy Malkovich
Crown Attorney Office
John Sopinka Courthouse, Suite 441
45 Main Street E
Hamilton, Ontario
LSN 2B7
Phone: 905-645-5262
Fax: 905-645-5261
Update posted on Nov 8, 2007 - 12:17PM 
The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA has charged a man in a beating death of a small dog. On Aug. 16 police were called to an east end home to investigate a report of an injured animal.

Officers called investigators from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals after finding the bloodied body of a four-year-old fox terrier.

The son of the dog's owner is accused of beating the dog with a hammer. A necropsy performed at the University of Guelph determined the dog died of hemorrhaging and multiple skull fractures.

Yesterday the SPCA announced it has laid criminal charges against Stanley Korczynski. The 54-year-old must appear in court on Oct. 5.

A person convicted of causing unnecessary suffering and death to an animal faces a maximum punishment of six months in jail, a $2,000 fine and could be banned from owning an animal for an extended period.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator - Aug 31, 2007
Update posted on Aug 31, 2007 - 2:59PM 

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