Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Buddy the dog from Colorado everyone will never forget.

Dec 31, 2009
Joan Anzelmo, superintendent of the monument, told The Denver Post that tracks left in the snow clearly show how the crime was committed: The dog initially walked, then ran and eventually was dragged when it couldn't keep up with the vehicle. It was finally dumped after it died from the dragging. She said the German shepherd mix was forced to run up one of the steepest hills at the monument. During the 3 miles, the dog had to run on about 2 inches of snow, around multiple switchbacks and sharp curves that gained more than 1,000 feet in elevation before the animal collapsed and died.
Marylou Randour, a staff psychologist for the Humane Society of the United States, said the person or persons who committed the act is a psychopath. "He is someone who has no compassion or empathy for any living creatures," Randour said. Randour added that the individual is extremely dangerous and a threat to human beings as well as animals.
"He may not have been angry at all," she said of the individual. "He may have done it for kicks — to torture an animal in an elaborate and detailed way."
Randour, who has studied animal abusers for years, said a recent study of 43,000 people found that those with drug problems and mental-health problems are most likely to engage in animal cruelty.
UPDATE 4/01/10
Romero is in jail at the US Marshall's Federal Lock Up waiting for the trial. The date was postponed from March 23 to April 29 at 8AM. He will faces the charge of intentional animal abuse, for murdering Buddy in a Federal Park om the late hours of Dec. 30, 2009.
The tapes of his truck arriving with Buddy and leaving without him are in evidence. He recently changed his plea to guilty. The judge will sentence him according to Federal sentencing guidelines. Romero was wanted for other crimes, drugs and guns, in Colorado, when he killed Buddy. He faces the possibility of 48 more years in State prison when he leaves federal prison. he will continue to have trials for the state charges.
Romero previously spent 3 years in a prison in New Mexico. Hopefully that will be a factor in his sentencing.
We feel he should get a minimum of 3 years and a fine of $100,000. The U.S. Attorney has heard us loud and clear. She intends to press for the Maximum penalty allowed by law. The Asst. U.S. Attorney, Michelle Heldmeyer, is very competent.
She has a Buddy Ribbon : )
We will keep you informed of any changes.

re: His sister Lockart , accepted a plea deal with the county charges of theft and will do probation and community service. She will face Federal Charges also. That will be in August 2010 .
UPDATE APRIL 8, 2010>>>>
Buddy's court date in Denver, Colorado>>> Romero is scheduled to appear before U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29 at the Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse at 901 19th Street in Denver. His hearings have previously been packed with animal rights supporters.
Contact Michelle Heldmyer - the Asst. US. Attorney representing the US government prosecuting Romero. Call or fax her a nice note (she's on our side!) urging her to push for the harshest punishment possible. She is the assistant US Attorney who is handling the case currently. *She prefers faxes.*
Michelle Heldmyer Assistant U.S. Attorney, 400 Rood Ave. Suite 220, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Tel: (970) 257-7113 Fax: (970) 248-3630
Melissa Lockhart who is Romero's sister who stole Buddy from his family>>>
Delta Courthouse on Aug. 16th for Melissa Lockhart's jury can she plead not guilty to theft after all her versions re taking Buddy?

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