No Parole for Ala. Dog Torturer; Victim Wags Tail

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A scarred but friendly pit bull named "Louis Vuitton" was the star witness Tuesday as an Alabama state board denied parole for the man convicted of spraying him with lighter fluid, setting him on fire and beating him with a shovel.

After the 8-year-old dog was led into the packed hearing room, the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles voted 3-0 to deny early release to 23-year-old Juan Daniels of Montgomery, who was sentenced in 2009 to nine years and six months in prison. That's a record in Alabama in an animal cruelty case.

Daniels will be eligible for parole again in July 2012.

The attack on the dog in September 2007 drew wide notice. The Montgomery Humane Society got as many as 50 calls a day about the
case, some from other countries.

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  • by Girl Location: Ozark on Aug 26, 2010 at 03:54 PM
    Good, keep the man in jail. If he would hurt an animal what would he do to a child? They practice on animals then 'graduate' to people. God Bless Louis Vuitton and hopefully he has a good forever home.
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