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Honorable David P. Weeks
Walker County Criminal District Attorney

1036 Eleventh Street
Huntsville, TX 77320
ph: 936-435-2441; fax: 936-435-2449

Walker County Court House
1100 University Ave.
Huntsville, TX 77340
ph: 936-436-4910, 936-436-4912; fax: 936-436-4914

James D. Patton, Walker County Clerk
Walker County Courthouse
P.O. Box 210
Huntsville, Texas 77342-0210
ph: 936-436-4922

Robyn Flowers, Walker County District Clerk
12th Judicial District - County Court at Law -
278th Judicial District
Walker County Courthouse
1100 University Ave., #209
Huntsville, Texas 77340
ph: 936-436-4972; fax: 936-436-4973

Walker County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Clint R. McRae

717 FM 2821 W, Suite 500
Huntsville, TX 77320
ph: 936-435-2400; fax: 936-435-2440
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Sonja Tennant, Commissioner's Office: 936-436-4912
B. J. Gaines, Jr.: 936-295-3641
Robert Autery: 936-295-6963; fax: 936-294-0761
Bobby Warren: 936-295-7984; fax: 936-730-1528
Tim Paulsel: 936-344-6558; fax: 936-344-0701

SOURCES FOR CONTACT INFORMATION: • National Association of Counties / Walker County, Texas
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• Sheriff's Association of Texas
• Criminal District Attorney / Walker County, Texas

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Criminal District Attorney David P. Weeks and Officials of Walker County, Texas:

The murder of war hero Marcus Luttrell's 4-year-old yellow Labrador Dasy resonates worldwide. Like Luttrell, most people treat companion animals as family members who happen to have fur. Like Luttrell, we'd want their killers prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

But for Luttrell — the sole survivor of a Navy SEAL team ambushed by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan in 2005 — the loss is unbearable. Dasy, a therapy dog, was Luttrell's link back to the living world.

Please seek maximum penalties under Texas law for Michael John Edmonds II, 21, and Alfonzo Hernandez, 24, both charged with felony cruelty to nonlivestock animals in Dasy's shooting on 4/1/09.

As you know, Luttrell responded to gunshots at his Walker County home. Finding nothing amiss, heraced outside to find bloody paw prints and Dasy's body in a ditch. "I could tell she tried to get away," Luttrell told interviewers. He pursued Dasy's killers in his pickup for 40 miles, across three counties. He alerted a 911 operator and finally made a citizen's arrest near Onalaska.

Texas animal cruelty law allows for up to 2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. It also permits mandatory counseling. Please advocate extensive incarceration and rehabilitation for Edmonds and Hernandez. The men should also be barred from possessing, working or living with animals.

In fact, five other area dog killings may lead back to Edmonds and Hernandez, according to Texas Ranger Steven Jeter. Repeat animal attacks suggest a predatory style that is indicative of "organized and premeditated violence against others," says Dr. Randall Lockwood, an ASPCA animal behaviorist who frequently consults with cruelty investigators, law enforcers and mental health professionals.

Criminologists view the intensity of vicious behavior — regardless of the victim's identity — as a precursor to future violence. The FBI identifies animal abuse as an early stage along the violence continuum. Indeed, men prosecuted for animal cruelty are five times as likely to be arrested for other violent crimes, as published in Utah State University professor Frank Ascione's extensive research.

Please punish these unrepentant killers to the fullest degree. That is the only real justice for Marcus Luttrell and his beloved Dasy.

Thank you,
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source of information & references
•  Terri Kelley, Kinship Circle, Investigative Research
•  Survivor of war loses dog to random violence
•  War hero's dog murdered / video
•  War hero's therapy dog shot and killed / 3 Videos & 911 Call
•  Glen Beck Program Video – see dog killers
•  USEFUL LINK: U.S. Cruelty Laws By State – Misdemeanor Vs. Felony
•  Surviving SEAL tells story of deadly mission

PHOTO COLLAGE: Dasy, a Lab shot at age 4, shown here as a pup in Marcus Luttrell's photo. Former Navy SEAL Luttrell wrote a book, “Lone Survivor,” about his ordeal in Afghanistan in Operation Red Wing. Photo of a yellow lab, not Dasy. Luttrell, shown at a book signing. SOURCES: Survivor of war loses dog to random violence • Surviving SEAL tells story of deadly mission • I would like to share this story from the Glen Beck show
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