Dead Dog Returns
(Posted on 21/09/18)Share:
Joshua Horner was convicted of child sex abuse last April in the US state of Oregon and sentenced to 50 years in custody.
His accuser alleged Horner had shot and killed her dog as a warning not to go to the police.
However, Lucy the Labrador was found alive and well in another town after apparently being given away.
“She was drinking a bowl of water and sitting in shade underneath a porch,” said Lisa Christon, a volunteer with the Oregon Innocence Project, who helped to find the dog. “She's a very distinctive-looking black Lab; not purebred. She's got this adorable shaped head and really long ears.”
The discovery totally undermined the girl’s story, Horner was declared the victim of a miscarriage of justice and wrongful conviction, he was freed from prison and, last week, a judge dismissed the case and announced there will be no retrial. (With thanks to Sky News.)