Target: Racine County District Attorney’s Office,
Goal: Do not release man convicted of stomping puppy to death from jail
Mr. Fred Gossett, and his son Curtis Gossett, of Illinois and Wisconsin, respectively, were both recently sentenced to jail time after being convicted of burglary and felony mistreatment of animals. Fred Gossett and his son reportedly broke into a neighbors home and killed a beagle puppy by stomping on its head. Fred Gossett recently had his original $7,500 bond reduced by $4,500 and now the 59-year-old is asking to be released from jail, stating that health issues prevent him from serving his time.
The owner of the 6-month-old beagle puppy reportedly owed Curtis Gossett $13. While the woman and her children were away from their home, Fred Gossett and his son reportedly broke into their home and stomped on their beagle puppy’s head. A neighbor found the puppy still alive, but in horrible shape after the event. The puppy ultimately did not survive. Fred Gossett and his son were both recently charged with burglary for breaking into the home, and with felony mistreatment of animals. Both men face up to seven and a half years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines for burglary, plus an additional year and half in prison and $10,000 in fines for animal mistreatment. Mr.Fred Gossett, however, is asking to be released from jail, stating that he suffers from back problems that will not be adequately addressed in jail. Both Fred and Curtis Gossett’s preliminary hearings are scheduled for August 15th.
By signing this petition, you are demanding that Fred Gossett not be released from jail, and that he receives the maximum jail sentence for needlessly breaking into his neighbor’s home and killing her puppy. Gossett is trying to use his back problems as an excuse to get out of jail. Obviously his back did not bother him so much that it prevented him from breaking into a home and stomping on an innocent animal. Regardless of whatever medical issues he may suffer from, Mr. Gossett still deserves to be punished for his heartless crimes.
Dear Racine County District Attorney,
Please do not release Mr. Fred Gossett from jail prior to his hearing, despite his claim of back problems. Mr. Gossett has been charged with burglary and felony mistreatment of animals after allegedly breaking into a neighbor’s home and stomping on her 6-month-old beagle puppy, ultimately killing the dog.
Gossett is trying to use his back problems as an excuse to get out of jail. Obviously his back did not bother him enough to prevent him from breaking into a neighbor’s home and stomping on an innocent animal. It’s unthinkable that anyone could be cruel enough to commit such a crime over something as inconsequential as $13. Regardless of whatever medical issues he may suffer from, Mr. Gossett does not deserve to get away with his heartless crimes. Please consider prosecuting him to the fullest extent of the law.
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