Washington Supreme Court Now Considers Animal Abuse Domestic Violence

The state Supreme Court has included animal cruelty in domestic violence cases after a Tukwila citizen beat his dog.

Charmarke Abdi-Issa was found guilty of having beaten his girlfriend’s dog in a Seattle parking lot. While on the way to a veterinarian, the pet died after being severely injured.

The Washington Supreme Court has sentenced Abdi-Issa to 12 months for animal cruelty plus additional 6 months for having traumatized the witness who saw him hurting the dog.

However, two judges Debra L. Stephens and Barbara A. Madsen disagreed with the final decision arguing that exceptional sentences should be implemented when a crime has influenced several persons other than the victim.

For more details, check the full case.

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Article by Yevheniia Savchenko

Yevheniia Savchenko is a Legal Writer at Lawrina. Yevheniia browses through the most interesting and relevant news in the legal and legaltech world and collects them on Lawrina’s blog. Also, Yevheniia composes various how-to guides on legaltech, plus writes product articles and release notes for Loio, AI-powered contract review and drafting software.

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