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Teen Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison For Killing Police Dog [Photos]

 

A Palm Beach, Fla. judge has decided to make an example out of teen convicted for breaking into a highway trooper’s house and shooting and killing his retired police dog.

Ivins Rosier was 16-years-old at the time of the November 2012 incident and told the courtrooms his drug and alcohol abuse was to blame at the time and didn’t represent the man he had become. But Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Robin Rosenberg wasn’t trying to hear it and sentenced him to a lengthy prison term of 23 years for the crime.

He was tried as an adult for the animal murder.

Reports Sun Sentinel:

“That’s not the person that I am,” Rosier, now 18, said Friday, more than two months after a jury found him guilty of the Nov. 18, 2012 crimes. “The person that I am is a loving, caring person … I’m not a vicious person, I’m not a ruthless person.”

But Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Robin Rosenberg, declined to treat Rosier as a youthful offender worthy of a light punishment, and sentenced him as an adult to 23 years in state prison.

Deeming Rosier a youthful offender “would not be supported by logic and reason” because of the “serious nature” of the felony charges, Rosenberg said. She noted the “horrific and tragic facts” concerning the shooting of Drake, a 5-year-old German shepherd who had to be euthanized because of his injuries.

State Attorney Dave Aronberg, who was in the courtroom for Rosier’s testimony and sentencing, applauded the outcome. It was a high-profile case for his office, which asked for Rosier to be locked up for the next 30 years.

“It was a fair sentence and justice was done,” Aronberg said.

Rosier’s 20-year-old friend Gilson Gilles is expected to get the same treatment when he is sentenced next month for the same crime. Jack Fleischman, Rosier’s lawyer, vowed to appeal the judge’s decision and called the crime “juvenile,” citing reason for a shorter sentence of six years for being a youthful offender.

Sound off in the comments if you think the punishment was just or just overboard. Before you comment, take a look at the pictures of the suffering dog in the pages below.


Photos: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, YouTube

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Comment Comments: 36 Tags Tags: florida, crime and punishment
  • ChiCityGirl1

    That’s exactly what he gets! I wish more judges were like the one above!

    • xMaD_MikEx

      There is, the last judge found Zimmerman not guilty .

  • dom

    Now you know white folk love their animals. The ranking goes 1. Other white people 2. Animals 3. Asian people 4. Mexicans 5. Black folk. They hate us as much as they love them so you know you messed up

    • ShootingStar

      What they left out was the thief had an ankle monitor alrdy on him at the time of the crime. This was far from his 1st offense. He actually deserves this

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    • Julie Knowles

      well you got my list backwards….totally

  • moo moo cookie cakes baby!!!!.

    Yeah if he were a white boy probably would have gotten a couple of months in community service or something…. poor black kid.

    • No, he’s not a good person

      No, not “poor Black kid”. Criminal scumbag kid.

      Ankle bracelet at age 16, breaking into people’s homes with guns and killing animals. Statistically, locking him up will likely prevent a murder that he would have committed during the next few years.

      • we need help

        That’s what’s wrong with the black community,,we down each other than help or unite,,that’s why they treat us like shjt cuz we let them,,if we were more united and took care of our kids better and these fathers act like fathers we might not have all these issues…dont be so quick to judge..i feel bad for this lil brother….its so sad…

    • Raymond Langley

      He did the crime he is a criminal so what’s the deal about the race thing you have going around your head. your the racist ..

      • Levinas

        If he was white he wouldn’t have got 23 years. I think that’s what’s going round the heads and if it’s true it’s evidence of a racist judicial system. Probably the least worse thing you could say about the screwed up US judiciary, sentencing and prison system. Guess he’s just lucky he wasn’t named Carlos DeLuna, or Cameron Todd Willingham, or any of the numerous ‘felons’ murdered by the USA only or them to be ‘revealed’ as innocent.

  • InsaneGame

    what the fck is this $hit

  • nope

    This is why black people don’t advance in life, you guys spend so much time blaming the white man, then when these hoodrat black members of the community does something stupid you guys ban together and back the idiots who get what they deserve, and then the rest of Americas community starts looking down on the black community because the idiots of the black community feverishly defends most black idiots, and tend to be the loudest. I know plenty of black folks who are civilized, and would agree to this kid being sentenced to prison for this crime.

    • Madeulook

      What have you done in your life? What advancements have YOU given the world? Stop piggybacking off advancements of others just because you share the same skin tone. I am willing to bet your life accomplishments are minuscule. I don’t think someone like you would be qualified to tell blacks what they need to do especially when you write sentences like .”when these hoodrat black members of the community does something stupid you guys ban together and back the idiots who get what they deserve “.

      • JP

        He is a typical white man. Every white will be like, oh whites are so smart etc. etc. when in their OWN lives they have done F all.

    • Raymond Langley

      Rubbish …

    • Chad

      Look around you racist ! Blacks have taken over that’s why we can’t find a job and the country is falling apart ! !

  • Queen E

    I’m having a hard time with this. .. On one side you did the crime now do the time. .. But on the other would he have gotten so much time if he wasn’t Black?? You know the White children conveniently have disorders because they were given too many luxuries by their parents. .. Unfortunately FLORIDA is not known for its “fair treatment”..smh

    • JP

      If you blacks STILL don’t get it by now then…you are truly lost.

      Obviously the judge is a racist. God you people are so slow and stupid.

  • solofromtoronto

    And Zimmermans still free.. I hate to say this but ya”ll messed up south of the boarder

  • ♥smanuel♥

    23 years are you serious

  • kj1986nyc

    The white man is the DEVIL!

    • Raymond Langley

      The white man is the DEVIL! Says the black man..

      • kj1986nyc

        Yes that is correct!

      • JP

        Us whites are devils.

    • Brat

      Anyone who furthers the causes of pain, suffering, hate and division are doing the devil’s work. This judge, by handing down a racially-motivated sentence, is increasing justifiable resentment in the black community towards the white community. Therefore this judge is doing the devil’s work. It’s often the case that those who believe they are working for justice and liberty are often, because of their ignorance and fear, simply the tools of Satan.

  • CheckIt

    just another way of incriminating black men too harshly.. he deserves time, but 23 years.. no.

  • judaswasframed

    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Or the one. -Jesus Christ

  • Raymond Langley

    we should have the same laws in the uk…good for the judge

    • Brat

      I thank my luck for not being born black in the UK or in the US, or in
      fact anywhere. The kid screwed up, the kid did a terrible thing and
      deserves prosecution. BUT 23 YEARS? Anyone who doesn’t see the length of this
      punishment being motivated by racism needs some serious education about how
      racism works. It’s called ‘Institutional Racism’ – a phrase first used by the Black Power movement in the 60s and then further defined by the UK judiciary after the murder of a young black man in London in the 90s. Educate yourselves people – it’s the only way.

    • Joe

      Thank Darwin that we have gun laws in the UK to protect us from people like this.

  • george

    a future murder victim saved

  • george

    strange those folks normaly kill other blacks.

  • Cwelsh1985

    If that happened in the UK, he would more than likely get a couple of years or even community service

  • Dodgeball

    Should heve gave him life.

  • Paper tiger

    The USA is out of line with the rest of the developed world as far as prison sentences go and there excessive length. Somebody is either a youth or an adult dependent on their age and should be sentenced accordingly. A judge arbitrarily deciding to treat a youth as an adult is contrary to the UN’s convention on human rights.