Target: Florida Attorney General, Pam Bondi
Goal: Prosecute couple who reportedly confessed to brutally murdering family member’s dogs.
A couple brutally murdered a man’s dogs and buried them in his backyard, according to reports. The Palm Springs resident returned home in early January to find his dogs missing and immediately began asking around for his pets. What he didn’t expect to find out two days later was that his daughter and her boyfriend, 19-year-old Kyle Santos, had taken their lives.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office told the local news that Santos and his girlfriend hatched the plan while at the owner’s house. The couple wanted to get rid of the dogs, and decided they would shoot the two Chihuahuas and bury them outside. The dog owner’s daughter agreed to the plan, but had a change of heart after Santos placed the dogs in the hole he had dug. She then ran back to the house when she heard the gunshots, but later returned to help him bury the dogs.
She told police that she heard one of the Chihuahuas whimpering even after the shooting had stopped. To quiet the dog, Santos used the shovel to beat the one that had not died immediately. When asked about it Santos told her that he hit the dog “because he was still moving.” The necropsy report conducted by law enforcement later confirmed the couples’ story that the dogs had been shot.
Sign this petition to ensure that a thorough investigation is conducted and that the couple is punished for their brutal actions. To allow such vile behavior to go unchecked will only create room for even more cruel acts against animals in Florida.
Dear Florida Attorney General Bondi,
It recently came to my attention that the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is handling an especially brutal case of animal cruelty. In this instance, a couple hatched and executed plans to kill the dogs of the girlfriend’s father. Not only did the couple shoot and bury the dogs but when one failed to stop moving, the boyfriend, 19-year-old Kyle Santos, proceeded to beat the dog to death with a shovel.
It then took two days before the couple came clean to the girl’s father and admitted to their brutal actions. Since then, law enforcement has been investigating the incident. During this time, the couple confessed their actions to the police in gruesome detail. A necropsy was also conducted which confirmed the couple’s story.
Florida is gradually gaining a reputation for a disregard of animal rights and safety. This is evident even in the focus of your office as detailed on your website, which includes health care, illicit drugs, fraud, and oil spills, but makes no mention of animal cruelty.
While I understand your office cannot focus on all pressing issues in Florida, I believe this is one that deserves special attention. With this in mind, I urge you to ensure a full investigation is conducted and that this couple receives due punishment for their brutal actions.
[Your Name Here]
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