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FACE OF EVIL: Petition | Frank A. Sedita III, District Attorney For Erie County Of New York State: Prosecute Michael J. Tortorr


Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, Dog Cruelty, Max the Dog Brutally Beaten and Killed B, Maximum Penalty For Erie County Dog Kill, JUSTICE! )

Michelle
- 2048 days ago - change.org
Tortorrici began to brutally beat dog Max, punching, kicking & pulling him by the head, which prompted the pet to bite the crazed man on the wrist. Police say he continued beating the dog with a bar stool, then with a 2 x 4 before shooting him. JUSTICE!



   

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Michelle S (462)
Friday November 8, 2013, 11:33 pm
Please don't let this demon get away with the murder of an innocent dog! Sign and share widely!

From the petition author:

Police say Michael. J. Tortorici, 58, brutally beat his dog before shooting and killing it at his Sloan residence.

Two Cheektowaga officers responded to Tortorici's home on Broadway in Sloan back on November 3rd.

Upon arriving at the residence, the officers located the dead German Shepherd, whose body lay lifeless on the basement floor.

Investigators say Tortorici admitted he shot the dog because it attacked him. Officers say they observed that the dog had been beaten severely.

Upon further investigation, officers say they learned that the family pet named Max was sleeping in a bedroom earlier that day when Tortorici started to yell at the dog, becoming increasingly aggressive with the animal.

Investigators say the man then began to brutally beat the dog by punching, kicking and pulling the dog by the head which prompted the pet to bite Tortorici on the wrist, then let go. Police say the man then beat the dog with a wooden bar stool.

The investigation continued to reveal that a 12 year old boy who was in the home took the dog outside into a fenced yard.

Tortorici then allegedly went outside and continued to beat the dog with a 2 X 4.

Investigators say the man then took the dog inside the home, shooting him with a 12 gauge shotgun in the stomach.

Animal Control Officer Scott Thrun, who works for the Town of Cheektowaga, took custody of the dog's body before it was turned over to the SPCA.

Officials with the SPCA confirmed through a necropsy that the dog was severely beaten over the head, suffering multiple fractures including one to the eye socket.

Jeff Eyre, Special Agent in Charge of Investigations for the SPCA said the gunshot wound was not immediately fatal, indicating that Max had suffered severely before he died.

Tortorici was arraigned in front of Judge Paul Piotrowski who set his bail at $25,000, "noting the heinousness of the crime," according to a police report.

Tortorici who was sent to the Erie County Holding Center was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, endangering the welfare of a child and discharging a firearm.
 

(0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 11:39 pm
Noted, signed and shared. The POS makes me want to vomit! Thank you, dear Michelle! Bless you!
 

Jan Garen (86)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 12:14 am
Noted and signed.
 

Animae C (509)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2:33 am
Thank you for signing the petition
"Frank A. Sedita III, District Attorney For Erie County Of New York State: Prosecute Michael J. Tortorrici to the fullest extent of the law for the heinous torture and killing of his dog."
with 380 supporters
4,620 NEEDED
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2:56 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 3:18 am
Signed
with 390 supporters
4,610 NEEDED
& Thank you Michelle
 

Monika V (449)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 5:10 am
Death sentence, my opinion. And a SLOW death if possible.....

 

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 8:20 am
So sign!!!!!! There are no words for such person! poor, poor dog!!!
Thanks Michelle
 

LaurenBackSoon K (173)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 8:27 am
Noted, Signed & Shared. Thanks Michelle.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 8:35 am
I'd love to nail this bastard to a wall. S+S-thx Michelle
 

Solitary Eagle (324)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 9:17 am
Signed and shared.
 

Ilona V (0)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 1:39 pm
Thanks Michelle. Sadly noted, hopefully signed
with 726 supporters

4,274 NEEDED
 

Jason B (142)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 8:52 pm
Thanks, signed
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 2:43 am
Signed. RIP Max.
 

Pam B (12)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 2:48 am
done
 

Athena F (131)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 3:17 am
poor dog, poor kid, signed, noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 3:21 am
Noted & Signed
 

Tanya W (65)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 3:33 am
Noted and signed.
 

. (0)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 3:38 am
Signée, partagée
 

Irene S (69)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 5:02 am
Sadly noted and signed.
 

Kerstin S (123)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 5:18 am
Signed
 

norma laborie (33)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 6:02 am
signed
 

Ruth C (87)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 7:14 am
Signed

May he receive more pain and suffering then he gave that innocent animal.
 

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 7:15 am
Noted and signed. TY Michelle
 

Shelli S (374)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 8:02 am
He should feel the exact same punishment, that he gave Max! the whole family sounds like a bunch of winners! Signed & noted
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 9:37 am
S & N!
 

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 10:28 am
Noted and signed.
Thank you, Michelle
 

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (59)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 10:58 am
S&N
 

Laurie S (73)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 7:27 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "Frank A. Sedita III, District Attorney For Erie County Of New York State: Prosecute Michael J. Tortorrici to the fullest extent of the law for the heinous torture and killing of his dog."
 

Monika S (19)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 8:39 pm
Signed with 1,118 supporters
3,882 NEEDED
noted
cannot write here what I wish this sick bastard
RIP poor Max
 

fly bird (26)
Monday November 11, 2013, 12:22 am
signed
 

Danuta W (1251)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:03 am
noted
 

Joe Dettelis (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 1:24 pm
Mike is innocent! I'm his cousin Joe Dettelis. He did not senselessly beat his dog to death. He painfully had to put him down bc he turned on family members , bearing his death - almost tearing Mike's hand off, and endangering the entire family, while Mike was trying to get him under control! A 9 year old 100 lb German Sheppard watch dog, who has been acting up, and acting strange, over the last 6 months. Turning on Mike and his wife Debbie. Police Officer Lobello submitted an absolutely false report and made Debbie – Mike’s wife sign a false deposition at 2AM while she and Mike were still in a state of shock and after LoBello ws told the TRUE story of Mike having to save his family from berserk dog.
 

Joe Dettelis (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 1:26 pm
Bearing his teeth...
 

Michelle S (462)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:36 pm
From Joe Dettelis:

Hi Michelle,

Joe Dettelis has sent you the following introduction. This system allows only brief introductions. If you would like to respond to this person, simply reply to this message.

Hi Michelle. I'm Mike Tortorici's Cousin Joe Dettelis. Here is the real story . You need to lay off Mike. >>> I just posted this. Mike is innocent! I'm his cousin Joe Dettelis. He did not senselessly beat his dog to death. He painfully... getitplease
 

Michelle S (462)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:57 pm
I'm not the petition author, just the messenger. An investigation was done before concluding how severely this dog had been abused prior to the horrifying death it suffered. If the dog, as the "cousin" alleges was an endangerment, the onus was upon the family to get the dog help or see to the bottom of what was affecting their family pet so drastically.

There was and is no excuse for the savagery inflicted upon this poor dog. We are talking about an animal here, no a criminal. To beat and abuse this dog before murdering it and use a child as an accessory to the act all due to the fact that the dog had been "acting crazy the last 6 months" is incomprehensible.

That is my opinion and I have a right to my opinion. I believe the investigators. Poor, poor dog.

"Upon further investigation, officers say they learned that the family pet named Max was sleeping in a bedroom earlier that day when Tortorici started to yell at the dog, becoming increasingly aggressive with the animal.

Investigators say the man then began to brutally beat the dog by punching, kicking and pulling the dog by the head which prompted the pet to bite Tortorici on the wrist, then let go. Police say the man then beat the dog with a wooden bar stool.

The investigation continued to reveal that a 12 year old boy who was in the home took the dog outside into a fenced yard.

Tortorici then allegedly went outside and continued to beat the dog with a 2 X 4.

Investigators say the man then took the dog inside the home, shooting him with a 12 gauge shotgun in the stomach.

Animal Control Officer Scott Thrun, who works for the Town of Cheektowaga, took custody of the dog's body before it was turned over to the SPCA.

Officials with the SPCA confirmed through a necropsy that the dog was severely beaten over the head, suffering multiple fractures including one to the eye socket.

Jeff Eyre, Special Agent in Charge of Investigations for the SPCA said the gunshot wound was not immediately fatal, indicating that Max had suffered severely before he died."
 

Joe Dettelis (0)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 3:44 pm
There was no savagery except your. Post - The so called "investigation" is a fraud, a big LIE, FALSE, Fraudulent. Get it? Please produce the source of your so called investigation or stop attacking my cousin. No one took the dog outside into a fenced yard etc. The dog attacked my cousin inside the house and that is where he was fended off. Consider that your post is not your opinion - it is third hand information from unreliable sources. The dog was beaten over the head while he tried to tear my cousin's other hand off. The gun shot was immediately fatal and "Jeff Eyre" was not there. No one witnessed any suffering. It was a sad thing - compounded by irresponsible people pretending they know what happened whose motive seems to be to perpetrate a public fraud to make themselves look important.
 

sylvie C (46)
Friday December 13, 2013, 1:42 pm
Done, thank you
 
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