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Dog Fighting Gets Man Jail Time

A Kalamazoo man was sentenced to 45 days in jail after dog fighting charges were sought on him by investigators.

49-year-old Leonard Turner III said he never fought his own dogs in court, but the prosecuting attorney said there was no difference if he was fighting his own dogs or others, it happened on his property.

The prosecutor asked for a lengthier jail sentence. Turner previously pled guilty to a felony animal fighting charge back in September.

Turner was arrested back on August 6, 2012. He had previously been under investigation by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department and animal services. Turner claimed to have lived in the house for 16 years.

Police said 14 American pit bull’s were found at the home, and evidence of previous dog fighting, including a fighting ring.

Turner will serve 45 days in jail, and received 3 years probation.

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15 Comments to “Dog Fighting Gets Man Jail Time”

    an g said:
    November 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    and he should not be allowed pets forEVER. NEVER!

    anonymous said:
    November 20, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    He should be tossed in a cage and made to fight til the death…

      Daniele Halle said:
      November 27, 2012 at 1:36 AM

      45 days, this is an outraged, 45 years is more like it

    JEFF said:
    November 20, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    HE IS A USELESS MEMBER OF THE HUMAN RACE..AND THE PROSECUTION SHOULD BE LOOKED INTO SINCE IT WAS HIS SECOND OFFENSE AND HE ONLY RECEIVED 45 DAYS IN JAIL.

    GAllen said:
    November 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Where is Judge Marilynn Mulan and the People's Court at when ya need them? Guess there isn't a judge nor law maker with balls big enough to throw the book at him and others like him..

    William said:
    November 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    This is awful that he got off pretty much scott free. Who was the judge on this?

    lara tosh said:
    November 21, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    He needs to be put UNDER the jail!

    Shauna said:
    November 27, 2012 at 1:28 AM

    45 days? Disgusting.

    Anonymous said:
    November 27, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    Charges for animal abuse should have stricter consequences. Abuse is abuse prison time. This is not fair punishment for the innocent and helpless animals..

    Anonymous said:
    November 27, 2012 at 2:00 AM

    How can this happen, this person did not get what he deserved..what is wrong with this picture……..

    Eddie Cintron said:
    November 27, 2012 at 4:25 AM

    Disgusting, 45 days and he gets a 1/3 of for good behavior. They needed to imposed what the law allowed.
    If they want to send out a message then they have to make it a stiffer penalty.
    People need to contact their state senators to change these mild penalties,

    Gia said:
    November 27, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    That’s why people keep doing it ,because they get off and don’t get what they deserve ..we need to make a patition to make these fuckers do over a year to get the message out .

    healmyselfnow.com said:
    November 27, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    An fascinating discussion is value comment. I feel that it’s best to write extra on this subject, it won’t be a taboo topic but generally persons are not sufficient to talk on such topics. To the next. Cheers

    Lovemypitbulls said:
    December 5, 2012 at 3:17 AM

    He and Michael Vick should get the same thing. Time in a fighting ring with a dozen Police dogs. Let them see what it feels like.

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