Ithaca Blog

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Dog Torture Suspect Out On Bail

Alexander Atkind, a Cornell student accused of animal abuse in Ithaca last month for beating and pouring bleach on a dog in his care, was released on May 11 from Tompkins County Jail on $20,000 bail.

We imagine that is the last of Atkind in this area. He was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday for a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to animals, and the case against him was quite clear.

The question remains whether he can be sued in civil court by the dog's owner. Or is that even easier a procedure to skip from?

Any lawyers out there?

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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