- Maryland, Howard County, USA -
UPDATE on COREY MARKUS JONES (pictured below).
On December 30, Howard County police were called to the 8900 block of Town and Country Boulevard about blood in the area.
Responding officers found a deceased Pit bull tied to a tree whose throat had been slit.
Officers interviewed some witnesses and identified JONES as the suspect of the horrific killing.
He was found hiding like a coward behind a shower curtain in the bathtub of the apartment where the dog had been left to be dog-sat.
Howard County Police spokesperson Sherry Llewellyn said at the time: “What our officers believe likely happened is that the animal’s throat was cut by the suspect, who then dragged the animal to the tree and tied it to the tree.” “There’s evidence there that the dog did struggle for some time trying to free itself before it eventually succumbed to the injuries.”
JONES admitted to killing an innocent and defenseless being and was charged with one felony count of intentionally mutilating, torturing and cruelly killing an animal, and two misdemeanor counts of causing unnecessary suffering and pain.
On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, COREY MARKUS JONES pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated animal cruelty.
Howard County Circuit Court Judge John J. Kuchno said: “It’s hard to imagine a more gruesome crime involving animals than this.” “We want to send a message to people that when animals can’t help themselves, this is where the law steps in.”
And yet, this murderer was sentenced to ONLY one year in prison!
Yeah, I like the way the law stepped in! Not!
Fox Baltimore reports that: “According to Howard County's State Attorney's Office, in addition to the one year active jail sentence, Judge Kuchno placed Jones on three years of supervised probation with special conditions that he undergo a mental health evaluation and treatment as recommended, anger management counseling, have no animals in his residence or in his care, custody or control, have quarterly checks of his residence to ensure no animals are present, and have no contact with the dog’s owner.”