Target: Limestone County District Attorney, Brian Jones
Goal: Punish man accused of violently torturing and killing cats he bought on craigslist
A man in Athens, Alabama purchased kittens off of craigslist for the sole purpose of torturing and killing the helpless animals. A grand jury took the important step of indicting this abuser on 22 counts of animal cruelty. Now it’s up to Limestone County District Attorney Brian Jones to see that this brutal man is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
In October of 2013 Ronald Fraser Golden was arrested after police received an anonymous tip that the 48-year-old man was killing kittens in his home. According to AL.com Police Chief Floyd Johnson said that Golden admitted to officers that he had purchased the kittens on craigslist, named them and killed them. “Golden told investigators he had a cat room where he would throw the kittens against the floor to break their necks, stomp on them or ‘wring their necks,’” Johnson said. When asked why he would commit such horrific acts, Golden stated that he was “angry at the world.”
This type of violent behavior is not only threatening to innocent animals. It may also be an indicator that Golden could go on to brutalize other people. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), “Acts of cruelty to animals are not mere indications of a minor personality flaw in the abuser; they are symptomatic of a deep mental disturbance. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there—many of them move on to their fellow humans.”
Each of the 22 counts of animal cruelty which Golden faces carries a sentence of one to 10 years behind bars. We must demand that this heartless murderer receives the maximum sentence possible under the law.
Dear Mr. Jones,
I was pleased to see that a grand jury in Limestone County took the important step of indicting Ronald Fraser Golden, the brutal man who purchased cats on craigslist so he could torture and kill them, on 22 counts of animal cruelty. This serial animal abuser needs to remain behind bars so he cannot kill again.
As I’m sure you know this type of violent behavior no only shows that Golden is dangerous around innocent animals. It could also be a sign that he is capable of committing violent acts against other human beings. For the safety of the community please do everything in your power to see that this cold-blooded killer receives the maximum sentence and spends the rest of his life behind bars.
[Your Name Here]
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