Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Jersey Man indicted in Killing of Police Dog

New Jersey - A Camden County grand jury returned an indictment against the Skyler Robinson, 21, of Washington Township, accused of hurling Shultz ( a 3 1/2-year-old German shepherd) ", a police dog onto a highway last year after allegedly robbing a Chinese takeout shop and then killing the dog during the subsequent police chase.

In May the state Legislature passed "Schultz's Law," which increased the punishment for killing a police dog to a mandatory five-year prison sentence without chance of parole, up from a three-to-five-year term.

Evan Scotese, 20, of Washington Township, also was indicted.

The eight-count indictment against the two men includes three counts of robbery and single counts of conspiracy and aggravated assault - one of the cooks was punched during the robbery.

Robinson also faces counts of killing a law enforcement animal and resisting arrest.

Full Article - Posted on Wed, Jun. 22, 2011