animal abuse http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Man Gets Four Years In Animal Abuse Case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-man-gets-four-years-animal-abuse-case <p><em>Updated with information about new case.</em></p><p>A 31-year-old St. Louis man will spend up to four years behind bars for torturing, mutilating and killing five dogs and leaving their bodies in a vacant building on the city's north side.</p><p><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/charges-filed-animal-cruelty-case">Darick Dashon Stallworth</a> pleaded guilty in August to three counts of animal abuse and and two of animal neglect. He'll serve four years for the animal abuse charges, and 15 days for the neglect charges, all concurrently.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:16:44 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 5018 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Man Gets Four Years In Animal Abuse Case St. Louis PD Assigns One Officer To New Animal Abuse Task Force http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-pd-assigns-one-officer-new-animal-abuse-task-force <p>St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is creating a task force aimed at reducing animal cruelty in the city.</p><p>Slay announced the creations of the “Mayor Francis Slay Animal Cruelty Task Force” during a press conference at Stray Rescue on Tuesday.</p><p>Among other things, the city police department will dedicate one full-time officer to animal abuse cases.</p><p>Slay says the task force sends a message that cases of animal neglect and cruelty will be prosecuted just as thoroughly as any other crime.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:19:24 +0000 Adam Allington & The Associated Press 4691 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis PD Assigns One Officer To New Animal Abuse Task Force Charges filed in animal cruelty case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/charges-filed-animal-cruelty-case <p><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; font-weight: bold; ">Updated 4:23 p.m. Tue, 22 May 2012 21:28:06 +0000 Joseph Leahy & Kelsey Proud 3726 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Charges filed in animal cruelty case