Justice for Diamond, Sentencing April 26 for Her Abuser

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Diamond, therapy dog to an 8-year-old boy, was subjected to a horrible fate. Her abuser and murderer is to be sentenced on April 26. To show solidarity for Diamond, supporters are asked to wear hot pink ribbons.

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Criminal sentencing will happen on Tuesday, April 26, in the case of a man who is charged with first-degree animal abuse by Thurston County Joint Animal Services in Washington.  This horrific crime was described in the press release from Pasado’s Safe Haven by Pasado’s Safe Haven lead Investigator as “This is probably the most disturbing case that I have seen. The person who would be capable of a crime this heinous is a highly disturbed individual who has very likely harmed other animals and is statistically likely to do something similar to humans – the community is right to be concerned.”

 

It was later learned the 3-year-old pit bull mix was named Diamond.  She was also the therapy dog for an 8-year-old boy who was related to the suspect.  Diamond had been staying with the suspect temporarily who had offered to watch the dog while the family looked for permanent housing that would allow for dogs.  A release from the Thurston County Joint Animal Services said, “Diamond had been living with the suspect for about four days before he allegedly raped and killed her.”

The arrested suspect, James Leroy Evans, 33, admitted to killing the dog because, according to court documents obtained by The Olympian, she killed his iguana.  He was released on $50,000 bail and subject to staying at a court-approved addressed where no animals are present and is to have no contact with either animals or the two court-witnesses in the case.

As an act both in support of Diamond and her family seeing justice, supporters are asked to wear hot pink ribbons on Tuesday, where the maximum sentence is being sought.  A Facebook page has been started in Diamond’s name.  Additional information can be found on the Pasado’s Safe Haven page, as well.

No animal should ever be subject to this unspeakable act.  The fact that she belonged to a little boy who needed her support is a further outrage.  This speaks to importance of legislation in these areas and while some counties, states, and even the federal government have made some moves in the right direction, it isn’t enough.  We need to stand up for the rights of animals who can’t speak for themselves.  We need to do it for all the Diamond’s out there.

“This will forever be a case that is burned into my mind and my heart,” the lead investigator said. “Diamond will never be forgotten, and she will continue to drive me to pursue the monsters who abuse and neglect animals.”

 

135 thoughts on “Justice for Diamond, Sentencing April 26 for Her Abuser”

      • I hope word of his terrible crime travels quickly through the prison population….and I hope he likes it doggie style and gets it everyday/night during his incarceration..no mercy

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      • He may not rot in jail as sorry as these judges are, but you can bet he will be several mens HONEY in jail as he should be, jailed people have there own code in prison.

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    • None of us should EVER forget what this POS did to this poor, helpless dog and I hope he gets everything that he has coming to him in prison!! Does anyone know the max sentence he can get? He’s not fit for society and I pray the judge realizes this!

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  1. I can’t even express the sadness i feel for diamond and what she went through. It makes me cry out for her. Now what i can express for the mother f##*!!!!er that did this to her……put his f###ing ass in prison and let him get raped over and over and over again and then let him think about what he did then rape him over and over and over and over again then beat the shit out of him. let him suffer. Over a F###in” iguana, You POS F###. I bet your friends and family are just sooooo proud of you. What a Slimey, pus infested POS. just saying……

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  2. He deserves to spend the rest of his life suffering and put away for life or hung in the same manner of what he did to that poor innocent pup.

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  3. I read about Diamond several days ago and have literally been in emotional agony since I read it suffering nightmares and reliving the horror and feelings of fear this poor little baby felt. James Leroy Evans is not even a human being and should not be treated as such. He deserves only the most horrible and painful death anyone could imagine, but, done so very slowly. Hopefully in prison – he will receive it. There must be some badass animal lovers in prison – I will never forget this story! Horrible Horrible Horrible!
    New legislation MUST be passed for all animals……$50,000 and 1 year in prison….no amount of money or time in prison will equate to what he has done….DEATH IS NOT EVEN ENOUGH! God bless you Diamond! We do love you!

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