Marine Accused of Killing 2 PuppiesPublished March 8, 2012
According to MyFox8, after Cpl. Link drowned the puppies, he stuffed them in a plastic bag, and then tossed their bodies into a dumpster behind his house. The marine is also facing two counts of illegally disposing the bodies of dead, domesticated animals. Link went before a judge on Monday, March 5, and was remanded to the Onslow County Jail where he is being held in lieu of bail set at $25,000.
Although no information was available about what Cpl. Link's motivation might have been for killing the puppies, according to wcti.com, neighbors of the Jacksonville marine accused of killing the puppies told News Channel 12 that in thinking back on it, they could see warning signs.
One neighbor, Tomara Burge said that she had earlier heard Cpl. Link complaining about the puppies.
"He was talking about how they weren't potty trained, but it was kind of aggravating and he was going to get through it," Burge said. "I just didn't think it'd come to that."
Madeline Fleshman, another neighbor, thought that Link was a nice guy. But she became concerned when she saved a stray dog and discovered that she belonged to Link. She thought that apparently Link didn’t want to keep the dog because she was too much work. He told her that since she had taken such good care of his dog, and since he didn’t want her back, he offered to give the dog to her.
This writer cannot even begin to conceive what might have motivated Cpl. Link to take the lives of these two innocent young puppies.
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