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CONVICTED: Was justice served?
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When you vote, you are voting on whether or not the punishment fit the crime, NOT on the severity of the case itself. If you feel the sentence was very weak, you would vote 1 star. If you feel the sentence was very strong, you would vote 5 stars.
Please vote honestly and realistically. These ratings will be used a a tool for many future programs, including a "Peoples Choice" of best and worst sentencing, DA and judge "report cards", and more. Try to resist the temptation to vote 1 star on every case, even if you feel that 100 years in prison isnt enough.
Thursday, Nov 8, 2007
Defendant/Suspect: Murray Simmons
The Ontario SPCA Muskoka Branch would like to update the public and the media as to the outcome of a local animal cruelty case that went to trial January 22, 2009. Murray Simmons, 62, of Minden Hills, pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty charges and received a $1,000 fine, one year of probation and a two year ban on animal ownership. He was also ordered to pay $2,674.55 in restitution to the Society.
In November 2007 investigators responded to a public complaint. When they attended the property, they found 12 dogs without adequate shelter or water and several were severely emaciated. One additional dog was found deceased. The animals were seized and received immediate veterinary care for malnutrition, dehydration and parasitic infestations. Later surrendered, nine dogs were transferred throughout the province for adoption. Sadly, due to a lifelong lack of nutrition, three of the dogs could not be saved.