Justice for the Gilbert 23: MCSO report released; the Hugheses plead not guilty

“Sonny merely died.”

Three basic words. However loaded along with meaning. Those 3 words were sent via text from Logan Flake to Jesse Todd Hughes at 10:17 a.m. on June 20, 2014.

The significance behind this text? 10:17 a.m. is about 5 hrs after Logan and her husband, Austin Flake, allegedly woke up and located that the 20+ dogs in their care, at Green Acre puppy Boarding, were dead or dying.

Nearly 5 hours. Sonny was sick, dying, for 5 long hours, and the Flakes never ever contacted a veterinarian, never ever attempted to take him or her to a clinic, never ever called emergency services.

This ruthless detail is merely among the heart-wrenching pieces of short article that has actually been earned public along with the release of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department Report on October 29, 2014.

The Flakes, along along with Logan’s parents, Todd and MaLeisa Hughes, have actually been indicted on multiple felony counts and misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals, along along with one felony Matter of fraudulent schemes and artifices (versus the Hugheses) in the deaths of the “Gilbert 23” dogs that perished on their watch. On October 29th, the Hugheses plead not guilty to those charges, and will certainly be spine in court for their first pretrial conference on December 17, 2014, according to the Maricopa County Attorney’s website. The Flakes will certainly be arraigned on November 13, 2014 and will certainly enter their plea on that date.

The families of the Gilbert 23 have actually likewise filed a civil fulfill versus the Flakes and the Hugheses in September, which is still in its early phases.

The wheels of justice are still rolling for the Gilbert 23 – thanks largely to a dedicated and vocal community of animal-lovers that will certainly not permit the matter remainder and have actually insisted on the prosecution of the people involved.

“Sonny merely died.”

Sonny deserves justice, all of the justice that can easily be mustered, although it still won’t be close to enough. Won’t be sufficient to delivering the Gilbert 23 spine to life. Won’t be sufficient to consist of for absolutely needless deaths.

Sonny, Cash, Sandy, Maci Lane, Buick, Zed, Carmen, Sherman, Parker, Tonka, Carson, Daisy, Francis, Cloe, Koda, Patrick, Remi, Roxy, Valor, Snickers, Ellie, Happy, Rosie.

You cannot kill the truth. You cannot kill justice. You cannot kill exactly what we are fighting for. — Jean Dominique

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