MONTREAL – On November 5th, 2013, a long battle ended in municipal court. The pitbull named Wicca killed in 2012 by the City of Montreal for alleged bites, was found guilty of biting the paramedic.
Initially charged with two counts of “biting” , Wicca was found guilty on one count.
The primary victim never showed up for the trial, leaving the secondary victim as the only witness. There was no proof, only the paramedic’s version of events. He claims Wicca bit his testicles and that he continued working without taking any time off work.
The lawyer in charge of defending Wicca showed her discontent on twitter.
Justice denied today – flagrant disregard for the proof at bar – partiality.political pressure and bullshit prevailed. I am devastated,,,,
— Elaine Rosenberg (@WestIslandLegal) November 5, 2013
We must keep in mind that there is no such thing as beyond reasonable doubt in civil matters, unlike in criminal matters. The witness was a paramedic without any pictures of his testicles nor medical reports to back up his claim, but the Judge found Wicca guilty of biting.
The 2012 court battle was in regard to the City’s right to kill Wicca before trial. Not only did they execute Wicca, but did so without any proof other than “he said, she said”.
Benoit Lacroix, an urban planner, is the person who signed the death order. It was most likely signed with the devil’s blood. A facebook page requesting his dismissal was created.
© 2013, Montreal Dog News