Dog on death row released - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Dog on death row released

By: Hannah Paczkowski
hpaczkowski@klkntv.com

Last March, a 2-year-old yellow lab was accused of biting a 13-year-old boy. His owners said the boy was holding a stick and they think the dog, Lamar, was trying to play. 

"It's been a long 45 days not having him there," Lamar's owner Stephanie Carman said.

State statute and city ordinance say a bite requires a dog to be quarantined for 10 days. Lamar's been behind bars for more than a month.

Thursday, the prosecution said the city of Beatrice doesn't put dogs down for just one bite. They said the police's reasoning is because Lamar allegedly bit the teen away from his owner's property, the victim was a child, the Humane Society said Lamar's been aggressive during his time in quarantine, and he doesn't have a license.

Lamar's family said they've tried to get him licensed since March, but were unsuccessful. They also said he's never been violent.

"If he was so vicious, I don't understand how come our kids can lay on top of him, take naps," Carman said.

Thursday afternoon, the judge reached an agreement. Lamar will be monitored with a microchip and will be released, for good, to his family on Saturday.

"The kids ask about him all the time, all we want is for him to come home," Carman said.


 
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Norfolk musician dies in UTV accident

    Norfolk musician dies in UTV accident

    The Nebraska State Patrol says 25-year-old Abby Uecker of Norfolk was killed in a UTV accident at the Thayer County Fairgrounds Sunday.

    More >>

    The Nebraska State Patrol says 25-year-old Abby Uecker of Norfolk was killed in a UTV accident at the Thayer County Fairgrounds Sunday.

    More >>
  • Overnight robbery at residence

    Overnight robbery at residence

    Lincoln Police are investigating a robbery that occurred around 11 p.m. Saturday. They say it happened on the 2200 block of Holdrege. The victim, a 55-year-old man says  four males broke into his apartment, one struck with a handgun in the head. The suspects then took his wallet, cellphone and some cash. LPD also say that they ransacked his apartment. The four men then took the victim outside and apologized to him, saying they had the wrong residence. The 55-year-old man had o...

    More >>

    Lincoln Police are investigating a robbery that occurred around 11 p.m. Saturday. They say it happened on the 2200 block of Holdrege. The victim, a 55-year-old man says  four males broke into his apartment, one struck with a handgun in the head. The suspects then took his wallet, cellphone and some cash. LPD also say that they ransacked his apartment. The four men then took the victim outside and apologized to him, saying they had the wrong residence. The 55-year-old man had o...

    More >>
  • Gun shots near 18th and G Streets

    Gun shots near 18th and G Streets

    Lincoln Police say that five to six gunshots were heard near the 1800 block of G Street. Witnesses say they heard loud shouting between a group of people at Lewis Field, followed by the firing of the weapon, a little before midnight Saturday. When Lincoln Police arrived they found a couple of shell casings,  There were no reported injuries and LPD is still investigating the shooting. More >>
    Lincoln Police say that five to six gunshots were heard near the 1800 block of G Street. Witnesses say they heard loud shouting between a group of people at Lewis Field, followed by the firing of the weapon, a little before midnight Saturday. When Lincoln Police arrived they found a couple of shell casings,  There were no reported injuries and LPD is still investigating the shooting. More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.