Those that would or COULD hurt a child are the absolute worst of all society.

A close second?

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Individuals that abuse helpless and loving animals. A former Alabama student who simply left her dog to die in agony is free today.

This type of cruelty to animals is a felony in Alabama.

Ryanne Gilbert is 24 years old, and she recently issued a guilty plea on charges of first-degree aggravated animal cruelty.

Gilbert was sentenced to 5 years in prison with 2 years of supervised probation.

Of course, if Gilbert violates her probation for any reason, she could be sent back to prison.

Let me make it clear: I FIRMLY BELIEVE IN FORGIVENESS.

Second and third chances are something I support wholeheartedly. Animal abuse is in a different class. At least that's how I feel.

I could be wrong. It just seems to me, that many, many stories of serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy and the Boston Strangler all had a history of cruelty to animals.

There's no way that is a coincidence.

Cruelty to animals is one of the traits from the "MacDonald Triad", a framework that was once thought capable of identifying serial killers and violent offenders.

No, I don't believe that every person that commits animal abuse is going to become the next Zodiac killer.

However, it can be a good indication of the kind of person you will become. Gilbert was charged in 2019 after some folks in her apartment complex discovered a dog that was decomposing in her locked bedroom.

Investigators concluded that the Labrador had been deprived of food and water for a long period of time.

I don't even like to think about how that innocent dog was in pain for a long period of time.

To actually die of starvation is hideous.

What do you think about her release from jail? Comment below with the app.

I truly hope Ryanne Gilbert has learned her lesson, and that we never hear her name attached to a crime, ever again.

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