Case Details

Dog shot and killed
Chesapeake, VA (US)

Incident Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2007
County: Chesapeake City
Local Map: available
Disposition: Convicted
Charges: Misdemeanor

» Robin S. Makowski
» Darrel N. Williams

Case ID: 11507
Classification: Shooting
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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On May 1, 2007 animal control officer S. Sockman responded to the 800 block of Shadowberry Crescent in Chesapeake, Virginia on a complaint that someone had shot a dog. When she arrived she found the body of a chihuahua that had apparently been shot. The owner of the dog, Robin S. Makowski stated that she had asked her son to shoot the dog because it was having seizures.

Officer Sockman issued one summons each to Makowski and Williams for cruelty to animals, a criminal misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500.

The officer confiscated the body and submitted it to a local laboratory for necropsy. According to the necropsy report, the 8 year old dog had 5 wounds on its body, and died from trauma consistent with gunshot.

The case was heard in Chesapeake General District Court Criminal Division on May 22, 2007. Both defendants were convicted of cruelty to animals. Both were fined $250. Williams was sentenced to 10 days in jail, with all jail time suspended.

Both defendants have the right to appeal.

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Chesapeake District Court Docket #GC073671 and GC073672

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