This story appeared in our local paper today, and I’m sure it made news in other parts of the Lone Star State as well.
At least three masked gunmen broke into a ranch house out in the country and tied up a man, his wife, and three children. They searched for money and firearms, and then shot the man in the leg and left. The man bled to death.
But the story was not about the murder and robbery. Nor was it about the terrorizing of the woman and her children. It was about dog fighting.
I guess to be fair I have to mention that the murder occurred three weeks ago, and this must be a follow-up story. But our paper never carried the original story, so this is the first I’d heard of the murder.
You can read the tale or not, but I’ll challenge you readers from other states or countries to cite a recent news story like this, in which the shooting death of a man in front of his family is presented as a sort of, “Oh, and by the way...” to the larger story of animal cruelty.
I guess if he raised and trained pit bulls to fight, he had it coming, huh?
Never mind. I’ll be over it tomorrow. By then there’ll be some OTHER bizarre news story in the paper to take my mind off of this one.