Praise Harsh Judgement Against Teen Who Bludgeoned Swans

Target: Judge William O. Voy, Clark County Court

Goal: Applaud tough yet rehabilitation-focused sentence against teen who killed seven swans and ducks.

A teen who violently killed several swans and ducks has been handed a harsh sentence by a judge. The young man, who pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty, will face probation, 500 hours of community service, and a hefty fine. He will also be forbidden from obtaining a driver’s license until his probation is completed. These severe punishments are in line with recommendations made by the community affected by the crime.

Corpses of dead and bludgeoned waterfowl recently caused a shock in Desert Shores community in Las Vegas. Residents reported finding baby swans with their heads smashed in by a brick, full grown ducks laying dead on pathways, and a nest full of broken swan eggs. In total, three ducks, two adult swans, and two young swans were found dead.

The waterside community quickly came together in response to the brutal attack, offering a reward for anyone who came forward with information leading to the conviction of the person responsible. The tactic was successful, and a young man was arrested soon afterward. A psychiatric evaluation determined that the teen was mentally stable but lashed out after experiencing personal issues.

Unlike many animal cruelty cases, this punishment is in line with the severity of the crime rather than just a slap on the wrist. The sentence of probation and community service will ensure that the teen is given a chance at turning his life around while working to enrich his community. Sign the petition below to praise the harsh yet rehabilitation-focused judgement against this young man.


Dear Judge Voy,

A young man was recently sentenced to 12 months probation, a sizable fine, and 500 hours of community service after pleading guilty to the brutal killings of seven waterfowl from the Desert Shores community. Residents claimed that the birds were bludgeoned with bricks, decapitated, and thrown about park areas.

Not only does this sentence take a harsh stance against animal cruelty, but will allow the teen to work to repair the damage done to his community. This rehabilitation-focused sentence will give him the best possible chance to lead a successful life. We, the undersigned, praise the court’s harsh but constructive judgement against a teen who bludgeoned community waterfowl.


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  1. Shelli Schmidt says:

    This brat needs to learn to cope with issues & not make defenseless animals suffer because he’s pissed off, welcome to the world, you punk. I am pleased with the judge, finally appropiate justice. He should be tossed in a adult prison on top of it, scare the crap out of him…This is not the last we have heard from him..

  2. Cecily Colloby says:

    Why can’t we just get rid of people like this like the garbage they are…..?

  3. Hardly a stiff sentence. Seven creatures , innocent creatures, are dead because this child was angry!! This child has no impulse control and should be forced into counciling, and should have been charged with seven counts of animal cruelty and torture. When he is charged again the same judge should hear the case to see what effect the “harsh” sentence has produced!!?

  4. This sentence was not harsh enough. Given probation and community service, but no required psychiatric counseling to teach him to deal with his anger issues. That should have been included at an absolute minimum. At least they charged and convicted him, which does not happen often enough, but this was not a “harsh” sentence.

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