Justice for Caddy, Maybe?

There is potential good news for the family of Caddy, a dog who was stolen and slaughtered back in December of 2007!

The men responsible for Caddy’s death are in custody and facing charges of second degree theft, which categorizes Caddy as the Property of the Manuma family. He was taken without his owners’ consent. The other charge faced by Saturnino Palting, 59, and Nelson Domingo, 43, is cruelty to animals, a Class C Felony. The charge states they knowingly tortured or mutilated an animal, resulting in his/her death. This charge carries a penalty of a possible five year sentence and a $10,000 fine, should they be convicted. The two men are expected to make their pleas within the next few days. To get a conviction will require expert testimony proving that Palting and Domingo tortured Caddy before killing him.

Meanwhile, Frank Manuma is still dealing with the loss of his beloved dog. Says Manuma, “I still get flashbacks. It’s not so much how or what happened to Caddy. It was the way it happened to him that is mind boggling and mind disturbing…Sleepless nights. I get up three times a night every night. This has gone on for a month. So it’s been hard, mentally straining and it’s created a lot of depression in this house.” He will likely need to testify in the upcoming trial against the men who took and killed Caddy.

Hopefully, the outcome of this case will be positive for the Manumas, Caddy, and animals everywhere.

(Thanks, Isaac.)

KGMB9 News

9 Responses to “Justice for Caddy, Maybe?”

  1. Sharon says:

    The only justice for Caddy would be if the men that did this were tortured and slaughtered.

  2. Kaffe says:

    I hope those evil monsters that did this to Caddy will get the maximum sentence.

  3. Lynne says:

    I wish there was some place we could send people like this to permanently separate them from society. I really like John Carpenter’s idea in Escape from New York. The entire island of Manhattan is turned into a maximum security prison. The rule is simple: once you go in, you don’t come out.
    Sounds good to me. Drop these two in and let them live in the world they create there. Leave the rest of us in peace.

  4. Tammy says:

    These individuals need to be wiped off the planet. What kind of sick people do this to an animal. They do not deserve to live at all. Sick! sick!

  5. Merlin Marshall says:

    And maybe the owner won’t be so free to take his next pet out and tie it up unattended while he goes and plays a few rounds of golf.

  6. Linda's Cats says:

    How bout we don’t blame the victim, Merlin? We’ve all done things that maybe weren’t the best choice, or that in hindsight we’d do differently. and anyone who has ever owned a dog has tied it up in what they thought was a safe place.

    This is not about playing golf, it’s about people who are willing to torture an animal.

  7. Wescott20 says:

    Sharon, Lynne, Linda’s Cats, Tammy and Kaffe, I agree with you all wholeheartedly! Furthermore I hope in prison those bastards meet up with a lot of big strong hairly inmates who are dog lovers and who will rape the two worthless sacks of garbage repeatedly.

  8. Nancy G. says:

    I in no way defend what these men did, they certainly deserve serious prison time, as a warning to others if nothing else. But there is also this. Hawaii is suffering a terrible crisis in jobs and housing. People are living in tents on the beaches. As I recall, these men said they killed the dog to feed their families. Maybe we also need to look at how society is ignoring an ever more serious problem with the lack of jobs and affordable housing. Had these men exhausted their social-net resources? Did they know what resources there were? Or were there no resources? If your family is starving, it can make you do terrible things. This was certainly horrible for the poor dog, and his grieving family, it makes me sick to think of it, but there might be more to the story than that these 2 men are a couple of psycho nuts. And they also need to know that in this country, we do not steal and eat people’s dogs. Absolutely not.

  9. Nora and Rufus says:

    OH MY GOD. There are food kitchens and shelters for starving people. AND there are numerous people (many American citizens and young and healthy) living in tents in “paradise” (Hawaii) BECAUSE THEY CAN. The weather is perfect (although the trade winds can blow a tent away) No matter how hungry they were…….there was no reason for the ignorant beasts to kill this poor little dog. They cannot blame it on the “hunger” of their families. There are other ways for people to be fed, and you can bet they damm well knew it!!!!!.

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