Man accused of murdering 11 seagulls is not at risk of jail time


DOLLAR TREE IN LAUREL IN JANUARY 2020 BUT DUE TO COVID COURT DELAYS THE SUSPECT TOOK HIM IN COURT UNTIL EARLIER THIS YEAR NOW WE HEAR AT LEAST ONE ANIMAL DEFENSE GROUP DISAPPOINTED WITH THE OUTCOME. IT’S HORRIBLE. IT’S DESPERATE IT’S IT’S SADNING A STRONG REACTION FROM LAUREL RESIDENTS NEARLY THREE YEARS AFTER AN INCIDENT IN THIS MALL PARKING LOT POLICE SAID A MAN ENTERED THE DOLLAR TREE PURCHASED A BAG OF POPCORN SPREAD IT ACROSS THE PARKING TO ATTRACT THE SEAGULLS THEN RUN THEM WITH HIS CAR KILLING ELEVEN. IT IS IMPERATIVE TO TREATE THESE CRIMES WITH THE SEVERITY THEY DESERVE, OTHERWISE PEOPLE GET THE MESSAGE THAT IT’S OK TO DO THIS NINA JACKAL WITH THE ANIMAL. ADVOCACY. NON-PROFIT LEE FREETHINKER SAYS THEY HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS CASE FROM THE BEGINNING. SHE WAS STUNNED WHEN EARLIER THIS YEAR THE MAN ARRESTED FOR THE CRIME NATHANIEL THOMPSON TOOK ANOTHER PLEA AND WAS PLACED ON THE DOCKET AND BY DOING IT AVOIDED ALL TIME IN JAIL ALL FINES ALL RESTITUTIONS. THIS WILL EFFECTIVELY BE ERADICATED FROM HIS RECORD IN A YEAR SO LONG AS HE DOES NOT COMMIT ANY FURTHER OFFENSES. SO IT’S ALMOST LIKE THE CRIME NEVER HAPPENED PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE SENT US A STATEMENT SAYING IN PART THAT OUR OFFICE CANNOT MOVE FORWARD WITH THE CONTINUATION OF THIS CASE DUE TO UNAVAILABILITY OF WITNESSES THE STATE HAS REQUESTED A CONTINUATION TO ALLOW THE ESSENTIAL WITNESS TO RETURN TO THE AREA. HOWEVER, THE COURT REJECTED THE APPLICATION, THE PROSECUTOR ONLY GIVEN THE KEY WITNESS ONE WEEK’S NOTICE, SO THEY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO COMPARE HIM. JAIL ON THE WRIST IS NOT ALWAYS THE ANSWER FOR ME. THIS IS DEFINITELY A COURT MANDATED SORT OF AID PROGRAM. SOMETHING BECAUSE IT IS AND IT IS IT IS AN ATROCITY. IT’S HORRIBLE. NINA JACKAL SAYS POLICE DID AN EXCELLENT JOB FINDING AND CHARGED THE SUSPECT. SHE JUST HOPE THE STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE WILL TAKE ANIMAL CRUELTY CASES MORE SERIOUSLY IN THE FUTURE.

Group upset by decision in animal cruelty case where 11 seagulls were killed in 2020

A man who authorities say lured seagulls into a Laurel parking lot and then knocked them over in January 2020 will not face jail time. Due to COVID-19 court delays, the suspect did not appear in court until earlier this year, and an animal rights group said it was disappointed with the outcome. Police say Nathaniel Thompson had walked into a dollar tree in Laurel, bought a bag of popcorn, scattered it in the parking lot to attract seagulls, then ran over them with his car, killing 11 of them. the birds. “It is imperative that these crimes are dealt with the severity they deserve, otherwise people get the message that there is nothing wrong with doing this,” said Nina Jackel, President of Lady Freethinker. Jackel said Lady Freethinker, an animal rights non-profit, has followed this case from the start and was stunned when earlier this year Thompson, who was arrested and charged, took an “other” plea and was placed on the STET case. “By doing that, he avoided all the jail time, all the fines, all the restitution. It will actually be erased from his criminal record in a year as long as he doesn’t commit any further offences. So it’s almost like if the crime had never happened,” Jackel said. The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office sent a statement to 11 News, saying in part, “Our office has been unable to move forward with the prosecution of this case due to of the unavailability of the witnesses. The state requested an extension to allow the key witness to return to the area. However, the court denied the request. “The prosecutor gave the key witness only one week – a one week notice. So they didn’t have time to prepare,” Jackel said. Some Laurel residents told 11 News they were also upset with the outcome. “Jail time, definitely jail time, community service – something; but he shouldn’t be able to get away with it at all,” said Laurel resident Angelique Thompson. “Jail isn’t always the answer for me, but certainly some kind of court-mandated program helps something because it’s an atrocity that’s horrific,” said Laurel resident Kquiana Villanova.

A man who authorities say lured seagulls into a Laurel parking lot and then knocked them over in January 2020 will not face jail time.

Due to COVID-19 court delays, the suspect only appeared in court earlier this year, and an animal rights group said it was disappointed with the outcome.

Police say Nathaniel Thompson walked into a Dollar Tree in Laurel, bought a bag of popcorn, scattered it in the parking lot to attract the seagulls, then ran them over with his car, killing 11 of the birds.

“It is imperative that these crimes are dealt with the severity they deserve, otherwise people get the message that there is nothing wrong with doing this,” said Nina Jackel, President of Lady Freethinker.

Jackel said Lady Freethinker, an animal rights non-profit, has followed this case from the start and was stunned when earlier this year Thompson, who was arrested and charged, took an “other” plea and was placed on the STET case.

“By doing that, he avoided all the jail time, all the fines, all the restitution. It will actually be erased from his criminal record in a year as long as he doesn’t commit any further offences. So it’s almost like if the crime had never happened,” Jackel said.

The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office sent a statement to 11 News, saying in part, “Our office has been unable to move forward with the prosecution of this case due to unavailability of witnesses. The state requested an extension to allow the key witness to return to the area. However, the court denied the request.

“The prosecutor only gave the key witness a week – a week’s notice. So they didn’t have time to prepare,” Jackel said.

Some Laurel residents told 11 News they were also upset with the outcome.

“Jail time, definitely jail time, community service — something; but he shouldn’t be able to get away with that at all,” said Laurel resident Angelique Thompson.

“Jail isn’t always the answer for me, but some kind of court-mandated program is definitely helping something because it’s a horrific atrocity,” said Laurel resident Kquiana Villanova.


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