Animal Cruelty Charges Land Man In Prison For 99 Years

Nick Patterson, a 30-year-old resident of Alabama, was slapped with a 99-year sentence for the disturbing abuse and neglect of animals on his family’s property. According to Inquistr, it’s actually not as harsh as it sounds.

He was being investigated for potential abuse of animals, and the hunch that spurred the investigation proved to be correct. The authorities would find severely malnourished and neglected dogs, as well as rotting corpses of others that had perished.

Patterson took off and committed a slew of fraudulent credit card transactions along the way. He was finally apprehended, and hit with the fraud charges on top of an extensive amount of charges resulting from the animal abuse and neglect. He was hammered with a 99-year sentence - but there’s a pretty big catch to that.

The offenses all carried their own individual sentences, which will run concurrently. There’s a pretty good chance that he’ll walk away after three years behind bars, but that hasn’t stopped the Assistant District Attorney from patting himself on the back for the sentence that was handed down.

“If you hurt a child or hurt an animal in Tallapoosa County, you are going to prison. It’s that simple. This has been an emotional case and one that involved some of the worst animal abuse I have ever seen,” said Damon Lewis.

Source: Inquisitr
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