So, I’m making light of this story. Well it’s funny. Once you see the picture of the lawn bully, you will see that he got the long end of the yard stick. Makes you wonder what they beat him up with. Talk about police brutality. So the story goes, Florence didn’t like the way his neighbors yard looked, so he decided to be a “good neighbor” and water the lawn.
Well, the neighbor didn’t like this and called the cops. Rightfully so, but then Florence didn’t like this action and refused to leave his neighbors yard. What is wrong with Joseph? We understand you wanting to help your neighbor, but you can’t be a yard bully about it Joseph. Sometimes butting in can hurt you, so sometimes it’s best to mind your own business. Story below…
A Polk County man got into a fight with two officers because he tried to water his neighbor’s lawn, investigators told WFTV Thursday.
Authorities said Joseph Florence was upset with how his neighbor’s yard looked, so he decided to water it. His neighbor called police.
Police said when they arrived and tried to arrest Florence for trespassing, there was a struggle and he punched and choked the officers. The officers were not seriously hurt, but Florence ended up with two black eyes.
Florence was arrested and charged with battery to a law enforcement officer, assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, depriving an officer of communication, and resisting an officer without violence. Florence was taken to the Polk County jail.
19 Year old Jeffrey Nally Jr Killed and mutilated 29 dogs and held woman captive. Serial Killer in the making?
Jeffrey Dahmer started out the same way. For this particular story, Jeffrey starts out with animals, and next it will be humans. Now of course, there will be people coming forth bragging about how great a kid he is. Possibly his mom or dad will be parading the different sites, such as this one with many attempts to clean up this young mans actions. The damage is done. Anyone who can do harm to animals such as dogs, especially in this capacity has some serious mental problems. PETA, should be all over this story. They should make an example of him far worse than Michael Vick. There should be an outpouring from the media regarding the horrible way in which these dogs were killed.
Story reading many tools from saws to drills were used to kill these defenseless animals is sickening. Sometimes it is hardening to comprehend the difference between humans and animals, but these sorts of stories and those especially from those who have pets would hardly make a distinction between the two. Who could blame them? Pets are so faithful.
Nally is being charged with…Nally now faces more charges including kidnapping, domestic battery and 29 counts of animal cruelty. How much time does that get you behind bars? If it gets you 10 years, Nally will be 30 once released and the human slayings will begin. What’s your take? As for the woman who moved in with him, who can imagine what was going on in her mind?
Updates…the family of Nally has mentioned that he indeed did not live with his mother and father indefinitely. However they have also mentioned that he was troubled and considered “mental.” They state that they as a family have had him arrested as a minor for choking his grandmother and that he put his mother through hell. They came on to inform the media that they in no way shape or form condone the actions of him and also that he should receive the maximum punishment allowed. You can read more of their comments in the comment section of this story. story below…
HANCOCK COUNTY, W.Va. — A Hancock County man was arrested late Wednesday evening after, police said, he mutilated and killed 29 dogs and held a woman captive for several months.
Jeffrey Nally Jr., 19, is charged with 29 counts of animal cruelty, one count of domestic battery and one count of kidnapping.
Nally was taken into custody after a SWAT team converged on his home at 1855 Orchard Lane. The home is in the north end of the county, off Route 8.
The female victim was also removed without incident, police said. She was a former girlfriend of the suspect that had voluntarily moved into the home in December but had since been the victim of physical and sexual abuse, police said.
Officials in Hancock County became aware of the situation Wednesday after the victim’s mother contacted the West Virginia State Police. The victim’s mother told an officer that Nally had stated that he would kill any officer that showed up to arrest him. The woman also told police that Nally threatened to kill the woman and himself.
Officials with the West Virginia State Police contacted the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office to assemble a SWAT team. The SWAT team was briefed on the matter and converged on the house around 9 p.m.
After taking the suspect into custody and obtaining a search warrant, police said they found 29 dead dogs on the property. Some had been recently killed, officers reported. Some of the carcasses were found buried in the yard of the home, others were wrapped in plastic.
Police believe Nally began killing the animals in January.
“Mutilated, skinned, anything you can imagine,” said Chief Deputy Todd Murray of the animals. “[Nally used] everything from a crossbow, to a drill, saws to hammers. There were several means he used to [mutilate and kill the dogs].”
Murray added that it appeared the suspect used a different tool to kill each dog.
According to court documents, officers even found two dogs eyes in a mason jar.
“One dog had been shot several times. One dog had blunt force trauma to the head. One dog, we think, had its neck snapped,” said Nicole Busick, Hancock County Dog Warden.
The dogs were killed inside of the home, according to Murray. Police believe that Nally got pleasure from making his victim watch as he tortured and killed the animals.
“After the dogs were killed, he would make her clean up,” Murray said.
Three dogs were also found alive at the home. Police said the female told them all three were also set to be killed. One of the dogs rescued from the home was a black lab puppy. It had siblings that were killed.
Nally used classified ads to locate and obtain the animals, often finding people to willingly drop off their pets thinking they had found a good home, police said.
Police reported that he had been given many of the animals for free and had paid a small amount for the others.
“I’d like to give people the benefit of the doubt that they didn’t know what was going on,” said Busick.
Most of the animals killed were puppies.
Police also recovered several guns inside the home. Police said the guns were also purchased through classified listings.
Nally was already under home confinement for having guns as a convicted criminal. Police said they pulled weapons from Nally’s home back in June. In April 2010, he was convicted of domestic battery.
Nally now faces more charges including kidnapping, domestic battery and 29 counts of animal cruelty.
The three dogs recovered from the home were turned over to county officials. The three animals were all quickly adopted.
Quinn was never a victim was he? What would constitute such a drastic action that would affect the lives of so many citizens of his state? People that have endured horrible tragedies in their family, and thought that justice would be served are now faced with the reality that this Governor doesn’t want the death penalty sought.
How do you explain this to victims and their families? How do you tell the married man whose wife was murdered that the death penalty sentence that was given, will now be challenged and therefore the attacker won’t die after all. What is the restitution for each family or friend whose lost their loved one? Sometimes, the only solace is knowing that the criminal will not be able to hurt anyone else. Was this a proper action on behalf of the governor? Should a vote have taken place from the people? Read the story below…
Tom Nicarico thought his family’s long, emotional wait for justice had finally ended in November 2009 when jurors condemned Brian Dugan to death for the rape and murder of his young daughter.
But Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision Wednesday to ban the death penalty in Illinois and commute the sentences of Dugan and 14 other death row inmates to life without parole left Nicarico outraged.
“It’s not just the murder of my daughter,” he said by telephone from his home in South Carolina. “He murdered two other people’s daughters and attacked others. This man earned it, and he’s not the only one on death row who earned it.”
Nicarico’s anger was echoed by many victims’ families after they learned of a governor’s decision to clear Illinois’ death row for the second time in less than a decade.
Karen Bond, 63, whose son, Jerry Weber, was killed by Edward Tenney in 1992, also was upset.
“I was really looking forward to sitting in the front row while they executed this guy,” Bond said. “Now the taxpayers of Illinois have to pay his room and board.”
The death penalty ban comes about 11 years after then-Gov. George Ryan declared a moratorium on executions, citing a Tribune investigative series that exposed how bias, error and incompetence undermined many of the state’s nearly 300 capital cases. Then nearly three years later, only days before leaving office in January 2003, Ryan pardoned four death row inmates and commuted the death sentences of more than 160 prisoners to life in prison.
Far fewer inmates were affected by Quinn’s decision. And not all relatives of their victims were upset. At least one family was divided.
As a 9-year-old five years ago, Quincy Newburn had urged a jury to give the death sentence to Dion Banks, who was convicted of killing his mother in 2001 during a carjacking while Quincy and his brother, who were 4 and 5 at the time, watched from the back seat.
“I’ve already forgiven him for what he did, but I want to see justice in action,” said Quincy, who is now 14.
Quincy’s father, Tyrone Newburn Sr., 53, once felt the same way but has since changed his mind — though not because he has forgiven Banks.
“Just putting them to death would be too easy for the offender, so I figure it would be more of a punishment to let them rot in jail for the rest of their lives,” said the elder Newburn, a maintenance worker for Chicago Public Schools.
Quinn’s decision Wednesday meant that Andrew Urdiales has now been cleared from death row twice. A former Marine who claims he killed eight women in two states, Urdiales was first sentenced to death in 2002 before Ryan commuted his punishment to life in prison. Then he was put back on death row in 2004 after a Livingston County jury found him guilty of shooting and stabbing a young mother from Indiana.
Urdiales’ sister, Cynthia, burst into tears when told Wednesday that Quinn had commuted her brother’s sentence to life in prison. His family and attorneys had hoped his life would be spared on the grounds that he is mentally ill, a defense that appellate courts had rejected.
“I’m shocked,” she said. “We hoped for this for a long time, but I didn’t think it would happen. I’m amazed and thankful.”
Richard Runge, whose son, Paul, was on death row for the 1997 rape and murder of a mother and her 10-year-old daughter, was “elated” that his son’s life would be spared.
“He is still my son,” he said. “I still love him. The Good Lord will decide what Paul’s fate will be.”
But such feelings were not shared by Rachel Williams, who still has bullet fragments in her skull from the night in 1996 when Daniel Ramsey shot her in the head, killed her 12-year-old sister, raped and killed her best friend, and wounded two toddlers.
Williams was so determined to see her former boyfriend receive the death penalty that she relived the gruesome details of the shooting before a jury twice — the second time after the Illinois Supreme Court ordered a new trial. On Wednesday, Williams said she was reliving that night all over again, knowing that Ramsey’s life would be spared while her sister’s was not.
“Nobody knows what it’s like to hear your sister say, ‘Don’t shoot me,’” said Williams, 32, of Peoria. “Why should he be able to sit there in prison until he turns over and dies? It’s not fair.”
Dugan was sentenced to death for the 1983 rape and murder of Jeanine Nicarico, a 10-year-old Naperville girl. Dugan had been serving two life sentences for two other rape-murder cases, but his death sentence brought a major chapter of a long-running, controversial case to a close. Rolando Cruz and Alejandro Hernandez — two of three men originally charged with the girl’s murder — served years on death row before they were cleared.
Dugan’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, said the legacy of the Nicarico case will be the deep flaws those wrongful prosecutions exposed in Illinois’ criminal justice system.
“The fact that Brian Dugan will spend the rest of his life in jail is inconsequential,” Greenberg said. “Had we killed Rolando Cruz, that would have been the moral wrong.”
But Roger Schnorr, whose sister, Donna, 27, of Geneva, was abducted, raped and murdered by Dugan in 1984, called Quinn’s decision “quite aggravating.” Schnorr said he met with Quinn for two hours a few weeks ago — along with prosecutors and other victims’ relatives — and said the governor seemed “quite uninformed.”
Tom Nicarico said his family was never consulted while the governor was mulling his decision. Nicarico said Quinn had given Illinois’ most heinous criminals the ultimate gift.
“There are 15 guys who are celebrating in prison today,” Nicarico said. “And all of them took a life, at least one, and some took more than one. What Gov. Quinn did is he gave them their lives back.”