Letters to the Editor

Animal-abuse plea

I am discouraged with the plea deal Judge Yvonne Colodny offered Matthew Milewski: a year’s probation and a $1,000 fine for torturing and beating his 4-month-old puppy to death — and no felony conviction on his criminal history.

I hope at minimum he is listed in the FBI database for national crimes, as the FBI now classifies animal cruelty as a Class A felony.

Data supports that 70 percent of violent criminals began by abusing animals. Did Judge Colodny know all of this when she offered this pathetic man such a lenient sentence?

Joann Picariello, Miami

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