Paul Marshall has shown a pattern of abusive behavior. The abuse towards the cow was caught on video - how many others may have suffered a similar fate, but nobody saw it? The innocent must be protected from this cruel man and your signatures are needed to help make that happen!
Marshall is charged with knowingly or intentionally abusing a vertebrate animal, a Class A Misdemeanor, and recklessly, knowingly or intentionally neglecting a vertebrate animal that is in a person’s custody, also a Class A misdemeanor.
The abuse must stop and this man needs to go to jail and be prevented from owning any animals in the future. Please join us in making this possible!
According to the Humane Society of the United States,
"The animals whose abuse is most often reported are dogs, cats, horses and livestock. Undercover investigations have revealed that animal abuse abounds in the factory farm industry. But because of the weak protections afforded to livestock under state cruelty laws, only the most shocking cases are reported, and few are ever prosecuted."
Chicago Tribune coverage here.
NWI.com coverage here.
Update 6/11/2021: Animal Victory has learned that a Discovery Conference is scheduled for August 2 at 9 a.m. (Judicial Officer Sheila Moss)
Update 5/25/2021: AV has sent 20,150 signatures to prosecutor Carter along with our letter of intent. PETITION LETTER
Update 4/16/2021: Animal Victory has been informed that the discovery conference is on June 7, 2021.
Update 3/5/2021: Animal Victory has been informed that the Judge granted a motion for continuance on 2/9/2021 to 4/5/2021.
Update 12/27/2020: Animal Victory has spoken with the district attorney's office. The defendant, Paul Marshall, is taking advantage of the courts during the pandemic along with changing defense attorneys with every appearance prolonging court. The new discovery dates are 1/13/21 & 2/8/21. The case number is 45D08-2003-CM-001713.
Update 10/08/2020: Marshall appeared in court on October 5, for another discovery date, to see what evidence the prosecution has against him. Animal Victory will continue to fight for the maximum punishment.
Update 9/22/2020: Animal Victory has spoken with the district attorney's office. Prosecutor Doug Shaw assures Animal Victory that he is NOT offering any plea deals. Marshall's attorney has been informed that the charges must be accepted or this case will go to trial. The district attorney's office does not want Marshall to get away with another violent act.
Update 4/22/2020: READ OUR LETTER HERE
Suspects are presumed innocent until being found guilty in a court of law.