Discussion Topic: Elderly Women Charged With Beating Fawn To Death

On the list of Most Harmless People, little old ladies who spend their days tending the rose bushes and petunias usually rank pretty high. But not in the case of 75-year-old Dorothy Richardson, especially not from the perspective of the baby deer she caught bedded in her greenery.

From _Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer:

_Dorothy Richardson, 75, of Waynoka Road, was charged with cruelty to animals after three neighbors told police that she beat a baby deer to death with a shovel. . . because it was sitting in her flower bed . . . .

_The city’s cruelty charge is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

What do you think she should get, if anything? (See our Whitetail365 blog for more.)