Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

Crime & Courts

Florida man arrested after allegedly stabbing caged python over a dozen times

Stricklan.jpg

Roy Strickland is charged with causing cruel death, pain and suffering to an animal. (Boward County Sheriff's Office)

A Pompano Beach man who had been out of jail on pre-trial release for alleged stalking and robbery charges is behind bars on an animal cruelty charge after authorities say he stabbed a python 19 times.

Jail records show 38-year-old Roy Strickland was arrested Tuesday on a charge of causing cruel death, pain and suffering to an animal. He's being without bond. It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney.

An arrest report states Strickland stabbed a friend's ball python 19 times, leaving the knife inside the reptile. He told deputies the snake was evil.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that during his court appearance Wednesday, Broward County Judge John Hurley said the snake died a slow death, and "it does seem like the violence was gratuitous." The snake, he said, was in a cage.

The paper reported that the snake was still alive when an animal control officer was called to the scene and it was later euthanized.

The investigation continues. He was held without bail.

Click for more from The Sun-Sentinel

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.94% up 3.93%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.03% -- 3.03%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.17% up 4.13%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.33% up 3.27%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.12% up 3.09%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.32% up 4.31%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.06% -- 4.06%  
$30K Loan Graph 5.05% dw 5.08%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.48% dw 4.50%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.50% dw 4.52%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.93% dw 2.94%  
36 M Used Graph 3.48% up 3.46%  
48 M New Graph 3.22% dw 3.23%  
48 M Used Graph 3.04% -- 3.04%  
60 M New Graph 3.24% -- 3.24%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.39% up 0.38%  
1 yr Graph 0.72% up 0.71%  
5 yr Graph 1.50% dw 1.52%  

See the latest updates on the hottest midterm races from Fox News

Full Elections Coverage →

Keep up with all the 2014 races in

Coverage →