Man Accused of Beating Dogs to Death in Act of “Revenge” Must be Punished

Target: Brian Gensel, Porter County District Attorney, Indiana

Goal: Demand the man who allegedly beat a pair of dogs to death be brought to justice.

A pair of pug dogs were allegedly stolen and murdered by an Indiana man after their owner had apparently turned down his offers for a date. Eyewitnesses claim to have heard the dogs screeching in pain and seen the suspect, Anthony Priestas, slamming one of them to the ground. Demand justice for these dogs who appear to have been senselessly killed as an act of revenge.

The two dogs, Marley and Mugsy, had lived with their owner Brandy Ortiz for over seven years. Ortiz claimed that shortly before their disappearance, Priestas had made unwanted romantic advances and she had turned him down. Combined with the eyewitness accounts, it is now believed that Priestas stole the dogs and drove out to a rural location, where he brutally beat them to death. The bodies of both dogs were later discovered lying in a ditch.

Priestas has now been arrested and charged with animal cruelty and is awaiting his trial. If he is guilty of having killed these dogs, he must be severely punished. Sign below and demand that the district attorney seek the maximum penalty under law if these allegations are proven to be true.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear District Attorney Gensel,

Two dogs were horrifically beaten to death and left to rot in a water-filled ditch in what appears to be a shocking case of revenge. Eyewitnesses claim to have seen Anthony Priestas slamming one of the dogs onto the ground and heard the dogs’ pained yelps as he allegedly beat them in retaliation for being turned down for a date by the dogs’ owner. These deaths were both cruel and senseless, and we demand justice for these innocent dogs.

Studies have shown that there is a strong link between animal and domestic abuse, and that those who would harm animals may go on to perform violent acts against people. That is why we, the undersigned, demand that you seek the maximum penalty for Priestas if he is found guilty of having committed this heinous crime.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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190 Comments

  1. Sharon stover says:

    Don’t use our taxpayers money to keep this person alive. He is not worth it. It is a shame we have such stupid people in this world. He probably wasn’t worth having in the first place .if this person can kill two dogs he has to be deranged and mentally unstable. This person the right decision to get away from this monster.

  2. Lisa Finnigan says:

    Why didn’t the eyewitnesses intervene?

    • I thought the same thing. Any body who witnessed this act and did nothing is just as guilty.

    • Sheena Morales says:

      Finally a very intelligent person Lisa Finnigan,, the witnesses have specifically have chosen to remain anonomys they have yet to come forward it is now March 24 over a month and they have NOT showed up to one court appearance. The family of dogs has not showed up to any court appearances.You best believe if those were my dogs and if I knew 100 percent they had the right person I would be at everything. It is not the family who pressed charges against Anthony Priestas this is another fact when this happens the state takes over. This is fact base data. I was there as for support of his family. The detective who pushed the arrest charges did not even show up. Basically the Prosecuting Attorney all alone with NO Evidence, and NO Witnesses while Anthony Priestas had two rows full of support and also 3 witnesses were called to the stand on his behalf of his whereabouts covering a 24 hour period also evidence (documentation backing this up,legal documentation does not lie).
      was given to the judge. This petition is non-sense and uncalled for everyone who has threaten this young mans
      life has been documented. Also Just another FYI The judge warned the prosecuting attorney stating you are going up against a case with an extremely strong alibi
      covering a 24 hour period. If he was guilty I get it I am an animal lover I have grown up with animals my whole life and own my own pets and love them just as they are my own children Be very careful what you are doing. Also the witnesses have changed the time of the
      incident 4 times changed the color of the car twice and Anthony DOES NOT DRIVE. This was facts in court records. Thank you LISA for understanding that you are 100 percent the eyewitnesses are not creditable as they are in hiding and do not want their name exposed why not If it was me I would be more than happy to give my name and run out there with 911 on the phone not wait until the entire thing ended and ask to stay anonomys meanwhile he is being plastered as a monster and his familys names have been exposed with even their addresses and they have no problem with it as they have nothing to hide. Also the previous charges for you know it alls where dropped they are re opened due to the fact that this is a high profile case. I also know the ex girlfriend very well she specifically told my daughter who is their friend Anthony never hit her they were arguing and both fell in the mud as he was trying
      to walk away she was tugging on his shirt and they both went down she had a tiny scratch from a bush and told the Police that and also said how can the police get away with lying..Those are all facts!!!!! I pray for you people who are playing God. He makes it very clear that is a big no no and all the people who has threatened his life has already and will be continued to be documented. Anything happens to him your names are the first they are coming after. Not really a smart move. I’ve been praying for all you evil souls who claim to be animal lovers but wish death on a young man who is innocent. You are also hypocrites really sad.

      • Sheena Morales says:

        @Wendy Finally a very intelligent person Lisa Finnigan,, the witnesses have specifically have chosen to remain anonomys they have yet to come forward it is now March 24 over a month and they have NOT showed up to one court appearance. The family of dogs has not showed up to any court appearances.You best believe if those were my dogs and if I knew 100 percent they had the right person I would be at everything. It is not the family who pressed charges against Anthony Priestas this is another fact when this happens the state takes over. This is fact base data. I was there as for support of his family. The detective who pushed the arrest charges did not even show up. Basically the Prosecuting Attorney all alone with NO Evidence, and NO Witnesses while Anthony Priestas had two rows full of support and also 3 witnesses were called to the stand on his behalf of his whereabouts covering a 24 hour period also evidence (documentation backing this up,legal documentation does not lie).
        was given to the judge. This petition is non-sense and uncalled for everyone who has threaten this young mans
        life has been documented. Also Just another FYI The judge warned the prosecuting attorney stating you are going up against a case with an extremely strong alibi
        covering a 24 hour period. If he was guilty I get it I am an animal lover I have grown up with animals my whole life and own my own pets and love them just as they are my own children Be very careful what you are doing. Also the witnesses have changed the time of the
        incident 4 times changed the color of the car twice and Anthony DOES NOT DRIVE. This was facts in court records. Thank you LISA for understanding that you are 100 percent the eyewitnesses are not creditable as they are in hiding and do not want their name exposed why not If it was me I would be more than happy to give my name and run out there with 911 on the phone not wait until the entire thing ended and ask to stay anonomys meanwhile he is being plastered as a monster and his familys names have been exposed with even their addresses and they have no problem with it as they have nothing to hide. Also the previous charges for you know it alls where dropped they are re opened due to the fact that this is a high profile case. I also know the ex girlfriend very well she specifically told my daughter who is their friend Anthony never hit her they were arguing and both fell in the mud as he was trying
        to walk away she was tugging on his shirt and they both went down she had a tiny scratch from a bush and told the Police that and also said how can the police get away with lying..Those are all facts!!!!! I pray for you people who are playing God. He makes it very clear that is a big no no and all the people who has threatened his life has already and will be continued to be documented. Anything happens to him your names are the first they are coming after. Not really a smart move. I’ve been praying for all you evil souls who claim to be animal lovers but wish death on a young man who is innocent. You are also hypocrites really sad.

      • GIVE ME A BREAK!!! Defending an animal murderer.. then threatening those who are upset about the killings?? Who are you? And before you start claiming you’re taking names.. you have no right nor basis.

  3. This person needs to be arrested and go to jail just as if he had killed a human being this has to stop

    • Sheena Morales says:

      The witnesses have specifically have chosen to remain anonomys they have yet to come forward it is now March 24 over a month and they have NOT showed up to one court appearance. The family of dogs has not showed up to any court appearances.You best believe if those were my dogs and if I knew 100 percent they had the right person I would be at everything. It is not the family who pressed charges against Anthony Priestas this is another fact when this happens the state takes over. This is fact base data. I was there as for support of his family. The detective who pushed the arrest charges did not even show up. Basically the Prosecuting Attorney all alone with NO Evidence, and NO Witnesses while Anthony Priestas had two rows full of support and also 3 witnesses were called to the stand on his behalf of his whereabouts covering a 24 hour period also evidence (documentation backing this up,legal documentation does not lie).
      was given to the judge. This petition is non-sense and uncalled for everyone who has threaten this young mans
      life has been documented. Also Just another FYI The judge warned the prosecuting attorney stating you are going up against a case with an extremely strong alibi
      covering a 24 hour period. If he was guilty I get it I am an animal lover I have grown up with animals my whole life and own my own pets and love them just as they are my own children Be very careful what you are doing. Also the witnesses have changed the time of the
      incident 4 times changed the color of the car twice and Anthony DOES NOT DRIVE. This was facts in court records. Thank you LISA for understanding that you are 100 percent the eyewitnesses are not creditable as they are in hiding and do not want their name exposed why not If it was me I would be more than happy to give my name and run out there with 911 on the phone not wait until the entire thing ended and ask to stay anonomys meanwhile he is being plastered as a monster and his familys names have been exposed with even their addresses and they have no problem with it as they have nothing to hide. Also the previous charges for you know it alls where dropped they are re opened due to the fact that this is a high profile case. I also know the ex girlfriend very well she specifically told my daughter who is their friend Anthony never hit her they were arguing and both fell in the mud as he was trying
      to walk away she was tugging on his shirt and they both went down she had a tiny scratch from a bush and told the Police that and also said how can the police get away with lying..Those are all facts!!!!! I pray for you people who are playing God. He makes it very clear that is a big no no and all the people who has threatened his life has already and will be continued to be documented. Anything happens to him your names are the first they are coming after. Not really a smart move. I’ve been praying for all you evil souls who claim to be animal lovers but wish death on a young man who is innocent. You are also hypocrites really sad.

  4. Suzy Smith says:

    That person needs to be tortured repeatedly

    • Sheena Morales says:

      Thank you Suzy anyone who has or is threatening this young mans life publicly are all being documented. It is against the Law to express your opinion of how someone should die, or be tortured. He has not even had pre-trial. Wrong move. Things are in motion. What is happening to the Love of America and our rights innocent until proven guilty in the case we are seeing it is the other way around. I would hope you would have checked your facts before acting out in an evil manner. You have just been added to the list. Please read above replies if you want the FACTS not hear say. I also repeat he has not even had pre trial. I will pray for you.

  5. This person should not be allowed back into society. Anyone that can go and cruelly and heartlessly kill loved pets like this, obviously lack the qualities that make up a human being.

    • Sheena Morales says:

      Please read the reply to your first post which are all facts do NOT let the media fool you and all these hypocrites turn you to asking the intelligent questions that need answered too,

  6. I hope this judge gives this man the strictest punishment the law allows if he is found guilty and he most likely is guilty if there were witnesses to his crime. Our law are not strict enough to pay for what he did and he should pay twice for killing two innocent dogs. I hope when he goes in front of a judge or district attorney that they punish him the way he should be punished. It been my experience that the police don’t bother to look for an abuser. This time they have him. The judges let these worthless animal abusers off with a warning or a small fine and 30 days in jail. This happens about 98% of the time. This is not en9ough for the brutal act on these puppies. Next time it may be a child. I wish it were up to me. I would say do the exact thing to this good for nothing SOB that he did to these innocent puppies. He really doesn’t deserve any better but until we stop these crazy animal abuser and get laws and punishment strict enough to have them take notice and scare them this animal abuse will only get worse. Once they find out that they actually have to pay for the terrible crime they commit then and only then will this animal abuse begin to let up. It’s about time they got the ass scared off of them for abusing our innocent animals. These creep don’t deserve to walk the face of the earth or breath the same air decent people do.

    • Sheena Morales says:

      I just want to help you understand the FACTS about the witnesses and the facts of this case. Your name will NOT be documented as those who have made death threats, there is someone handling all of that. When they falsely accuse someone of a heinous horrible crime such as this, I agree absolutely they had the right person and 100 percent can prove this he should serve maximum. You have no idea what his or his family is going through and the sad truth is Once you read these facts I share with you I really hope you can see an understand why I know it is so important. There are other details I can not expose yet for pre-trial but they do have the wrong person. The suspect is still out there now that is scary..
      the witnesses have specifically have chosen to remain anonomys they have yet to come forward it is now March 24 over a month and they have NOT showed up to one court appearance. The family of dogs has not showed up to any court appearances.You best believe if those were my dogs and if I knew 100 percent they had the right person I would be at everything. It is not the family who pressed charges against Anthony Priestas this is another fact when this happens the state takes over. This is fact base data. I was there as for support of his family. The detective who pushed the arrest charges did not even show up. Basically the Prosecuting Attorney all alone with NO Evidence, and NO Witnesses while Anthony Priestas had two rows full of support and also 3 witnesses were called to the stand on his behalf of his whereabouts covering a 24 hour period also evidence (documentation backing this up,legal documentation does not lie).
      was given to the judge. This petition is non-sense and uncalled for everyone who has threaten this young mans
      life has been documented. Also Just another FYI The judge warned the prosecuting attorney stating you are going up against a case with an extremely strong alibi
      covering a 24 hour period. If he was guilty I get it I am an animal lover I have grown up with animals my whole life and own my own pets and love them just as they are my own children Be very careful what you are doing. Also the witnesses have changed the time of the
      incident 4 times changed the color of the car twice and Anthony DOES NOT DRIVE. This was facts in court records. Thank you LISA for understanding that you are 100 percent the eyewitnesses are not creditable as they are in hiding and do not want their name exposed why not If it was me I would be more than happy to give my name and run out there with 911 on the phone not wait until the entire thing ended and ask to stay anonomys meanwhile he is being plastered as a monster and his familys names have been exposed with even their addresses and they have no problem with it as they have nothing to hide. Also the previous charges for you know it alls where dropped they are re opened due to the fact that this is a high profile case. I also know the ex girlfriend very well she specifically told my daughter who is their friend Anthony never hit her they were arguing and both fell in the mud as he was trying
      to walk away she was tugging on his shirt and they both went down she had a tiny scratch from a bush and told the Police that and also said how can the police get away with lying..Those are all facts!!!!! I pray for you people who are playing God. He makes it very clear that is a big no no and all the people who has threatened his life has already and will be continued to be documented. Anything happens to him your names are the first they are coming after. Not really a smart move. I’ve been praying for all you evil souls who claim to be animal lovers but wish death on a young man who is innocent. You are also hypocrites really sad.

  7. Agree all comments beat this cunt to death

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