Jon-Luc McLoughlin Wiki
Jon-Luc McLoughlin, of Poole, Dorset, was given a 16-week term for the killing of 11-month-old Alsatian Lexi.
A yob who beat his pet puppy to death has been jailed for nearly four months to the delight of his own family who joined animal rights protesters in court.
Jon-Luc McLoughlin Age
He is 26 years old.
Jon-Luc McLoughlin is jailed for 16 weeks for beating his pet puppy
At his sentencing hearing yesterday, about 25 animal rights activists attended, including his mother, half-sister, and half-brother. After seeing his brother fall, Alec Mackay claimed that the sentence was too short. He said: ‘My mother is grateful that she has fallen, but I don’t think 16 weeks are enough. In any case, it should have been a minimum year. ‘If it were a human, it would have fallen for much longer. We are all living creatures, so I deserved to get more. I hope the dog comes back and bites him in his ass. The Poole Magistrates Court heard that he had only owned Lexi for about a month before killing her in an attack of anger. Later, McLoughlin threw the dog’s body in a forest near his home where he was found by traumatized children. Matthew Knight, prosecuting the RSPCA, said: ‘He beat the dog to death and threw the body into some trees near his home. He was found by locals and annoying local children who saw him.
‘She had a laceration to her liver, blood in her abdomen and a stomach tear. It is likely that the dog did not survive for long.’
During a police interview, McLaughlin initially lied by saying Lexi had been hit by a car but he later confessed to killing her.
He told the officers: “I get very angry and I don’t know what happened to me.” James Moore, in defense, said the defendant was a “deeply concerned individual” and asked him to offer him rehabilitation. He said: ‘We are a nation of animal lovers and this has caused a lot of anger throughout the community. He lost control and acted with blind rage.
‘We all to some extent sometimes lose control and regret it. Mr. McLaughlin has done that in a significant way and will have to live with that.
‘However, he has not done it because he is depraved, he has done it because he is a deeply troubled individual.’
McLaughlin pleaded guilty to a charge of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal at a previous hearing.
District Judge Stephen Nichols said: ‘Taking everything into account this warrants an immediate custodial sentence. This was a savage attack on Lexi.’
Jon-Luc McLoughlin Arrested
As well as being jailed, McLaughlin was also banned from owning animals for the rest of his life – and told to pay a £115 victim surcharge.