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Old 03-09-2010, 12:47 PM
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Any updates on what happened to the guys who killed Navy Seal hero Marcus Lutrell's dog?

Last April, two guys were arrested for allegedly killing ex-Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell's dog. Luttrell, a Navy Cross recipient and "Lone Survivior" of a bloody ambush in Afghanistan, had received the dog to assist with his rehab. He had named it DASY - each letter of the name standing for one member of his SEAL squad.

One report of the story is here (yes, it's Glenn Beck but there's also an interview with Luttrell). In addition to being charged with "executing" Luttrell's dog, they were also suspects in a rash of dog killings in and around the area.

I have searched for an update about the case, but all I get are various pages concerned with the initial event and arrests. I haven't been able to find out what happened to the two accused. Does anyone know?
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:24 PM
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According to a note Lutrell posted to his facebook page last week, none of the individuals have been prosecuted.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:58 AM
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Thanks! I never even thought to see if he had a Facebook page. Much obliged.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:35 AM
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Wow, I would think on the list of stupid things to do, killing a traumatized Navy Seal's dog would be pretty high up on the list.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:22 AM
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Wow, I would think on the list of stupid things to do, killing a traumatized Navy Seal's dog . . .
. . . and then taunting him about it afterwards. And, this is a 6ft 5in SEAL who had a 4th-degree black belt in karate even before becoming a SEAL.

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Old 03-10-2010, 12:13 PM
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Did Luttrell administer any extra-judicial punishment on those two fellows?
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:22 PM
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Did Luttrell administer any extra-judicial punishment on those two fellows?
Good question. In one of the links (maybe the one I posted), he described how he quite consciously had to tell himself not to shoot them* (he had run out of his place, late at night, gun in hand, upon hearing the shot that killed Dasy). Bottom line is that, no, he didn't mete out private justice. But, he chased them at speed over 100 mph, called 911 during the pursuit, and let the cops do their thing at the roadblock that had been set up (in response to his 911 call).

*and, he was definitely considering it. In the interview (on Beck), Luttrell mentions stuff like not having a clear shot because of trees, etc.

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Old 02-10-2012, 04:50 PM
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Update (somewhat belated)

I missed this in December. The guys that shot (and then beat and kicked) Marcus Luttrell's dog were convicted and are now awaiting sentencing. It's a shame that the maximum time they face is two years (and then only in a "state facility").
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:21 PM
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Thanks for the update. Those guys are just the scum of the earth.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:29 PM
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Thanks for the update. Those guys are just the scum of the earth.
You're most welcome.

As an update to the update, I just read that their sentencing, which had been scheduled for this week, has now been postponed until next month.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:31 PM
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Christalmighty. The dog was just a puppy! I'm glad Marcus didn't shoot anybody, but if he did they deserved it!
(Well maybe not, but it's just the way I feel right now.)
Karl, please keep us posted.

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