The case of the man charged with burning a dog to death in
an oven while burglarizing a house on Phyllis Drive has been sent to
Chatham County Superior Court because the accused waived his right to a
preliminary hearing on the charges.
The next step for prosecutors will be to present the case
against Alexander Davis to the grand jury.
Meanwhile, the case has sparked national interest. People
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has written to the district
attorney's office urging it to ask for the maximum, five-year sentence for
the animal cruelty charge.
At an online petition site, more than 3,000 people from
throughout the U.S. have signed up to urge Spencer Lawton Jr., the
district attorney, to prosecute Davis to the fullest extent of the law.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department officers
arrested Davis, 19, and Evelyn Jeanette Williams, 24, last week after
receiving tips about the case. Officers found items reported stolen in
Williams has only been charged with theft by receiving
stolen property. A police department spokesman said she has not been
linked to the dog's death.
After responding to Angela DeLettre's call that her house
had been broken into, investigators found Zoe, a 1-year-old rat terrier,
burned to death in the oven.
Davis is also charged in connection with another recent
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