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Dog-Torturer Darick Stallworth Sentenced to Four Years Behind Bars

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This dog was tortured and killed by Darick Stallworth
Stray Rescue director Randy Grim just posted the following on Facebook:
It is an emotional, landmark day, and justice has been served. Judge Margaret Neill sentenced the animal abuser Darick Stallworth to four years for three counts of animal abuse to be served concurrently and 15 days for two animal neglect counts to be served concurrently. We will continue to stand united and not tolerate animal abuse! Thank you all for your continued support! Big day!

The hearing was "standing room only," according to a tweet by Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce.

Grim had warned supporters not to cause a ruckus in the courtroom this morning, no matter what the outcome.

See our coverage from when this absolutely horrible story broke last May.


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24 comments
Erik Rounds
Erik Rounds

It somehow doesn't feel good enough. The SOB!

Josh Jordan
Josh Jordan

Love how all you people want to praise randy for all the great things he does. Guess what he get paid to do these things it is job and obligation to do so because he is in charge of st.Louis city. Instead of picking up dog and stray cats in OUR city he is over in Illinois east st.Louis picking up dogs with a camera crew gettin as much publicity as he can.

Eric Levy
Eric Levy

OK, while not as adamant as some here, I don't need my 13 year old daughter seeing this on her feed. Yes, those of you who say that we should be aware of this are correct. However, I don't need to see the bombed, brutalized or burned bodies of accident victims to understand that I should drive safely, fight terrorism or be careful with fire. Please consider this and use the "sensationalism test" -- A picture may be worth a thousand words but sometimes a few words are all that's needed.

Jessica Baldwin
Jessica Baldwin

I think this news is definitely relevant and I'm not upset by the headline... But is this picture necessary??? They don't show gruesome pictures when the victims of crime are humans. I don't know if showing the image was entirely tasteful.

Teresa Harms
Teresa Harms

Good, but too bad he couldn't get the same treatment as those poor puppies.

Michael Mahler
Michael Mahler

The thumbnail got your attention and caused you to read the article. Sometimes it is what it takes to make the impression needed. Cruelty is never pretty or decent. Frankly I think he got off easy.

Abbey Allred Wharton
Abbey Allred Wharton

I am very glad to hear he received the maximum punishment. What a horrible, inhuman thing to do.

Caitlin MDosz
Caitlin MDosz

It may be inconvenient for people to see, but frankly it's what happened and its easier for people to ignore this issue if they cant connect with the true horror abused animals go through. It's kind of ridiculous that people are selfishly complaining about their own tender sensibilities than about the issue at hand. I'm sure the dog would have preferred this not being a reality too, but it none the less happened.

Robin Berger
Robin Berger

Thanks Randy Grimm for all you do for the pups... They needed a voice.

Rhia Wolf
Rhia Wolf

Wow, did NOT need to see that.

Melody Meiners
Melody Meiners

Jesus, did you really need to use that thumbnail?

Tom Halaska
Tom Halaska

Please friend Randy Grimm and Stray Rescue of St. Louis. This is such a important issue and although the pictures are hard to look at it is important to understand the cruelty that is taking place in OUR city. Hopefully this article makes people take action.

Melody Broyles
Melody Broyles

those people that did those things are disgusting and deserve to be in jail where they will get what is coming.

Kim Kohls
Kim Kohls

This kind of cruelty just makes me sick.

Stacey Spencer
Stacey Spencer

It's news that the public SHOULD hear. There were multiple animals in that house that had all been tortured and killed for someone's sick enjoyment. Animal abusers have gone untouched for too long. Today was a monumental day in the fact that Darick Stallworth was sentenced with a FELONY animal abuse charge. He only got 4 years, which is the max, but hopefully it's a step towards a more suitable punishment.

Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd

Why aren't we slamming his neck in a window?

Daniel Reyna
Daniel Reyna

He should get death!!!!.... do u think this will be the last time?

Laura Hepburn Engert
Laura Hepburn Engert

I disagree. I think people don't want to see/hear bag things like this, but being exposed is the only thing that will motivate action and change. This asshole did worse things than that and deserved more than 4 years.

Mike Freed
Mike Freed

Too good for him.They should do the same to him.imho

Tiah Tyler Case
Tiah Tyler Case

Hopfully he spend everyday there and doesn't get out due to overcrowding. He deserves much more than the law allows.

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