Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Pottstown Borough, PA - Police have arrested Cornell Shawell, 29-years old, for the murder of his cousin Garrow Trevor Lightbourn. Police arrived to find Mr. Lightbourn sprawled on the street with gunshot wounds in his chest. The two men underwent an altercation earlier in the day about financial matters, which lead to Shawell using a gun.
After the shooting, Mr. Shawell left the scene for a friend's residence. Police recorded that someone at the home had unleashed a pit bull that lunged toward the officers in attack mode. The dog was shot and the arrestee was taken into custody and charged with First Degree Murder, Third Degree Murder, Possession of Instruments of Crime and Flight to Avoid Apprehension.
DogsBite.org reports this story because it is one of many flowing in on a day-to-day basis that demonstrates how dogs, notably pit bulls, are used in the course of criminality.
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| 1/30/2008 7:21 AM |
No surprise here. It has been scietifically proven that Pit Bull ownrs are more likely to be criminals. In fact the creators of the breed would be considered criminals by todays standards.
| 1/30/2008 8:27 PM |
For the record: This dog was not "used in the course of criminality". This dog, just so happened to be a vicious creature that lived at that residence. The criminal opted to run to this dogs residence, yet did not own the dog.
I know first hand that the dog in question has attacked before UNPROVOKED, and that its days were numbered. The dog most definately got its just reward, but to imply that his owner purposely unleased the dog on the authorities is false. As you can see, the owner was NOT arrested in this case.
| 1/30/2008 10:52 PM |
The article did not state that Shawell owned the dog.
Yet, whoever did "unleash a dog to attack the police officers" certainly DID use the dog in the course of criminality.
Why don't you direct your insightful knowledge to the reporter that wrote this article: Bradley Vasoli can be reached at email@example.com