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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 20, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Corgi owners rally around slain Bellingham dog

The Bellingham Herald

Corgi owners around the nation are rallying around a slain Bellingham dog, calling for the harshest penalty for the man charged with killing Molly, a Pembroke Welsh corgi.

The Bellingham Herald reports that a Facebook page called “Justice for Molly the Corgi” has garnered nearly 5,000 followers as of Saturday. The corgi owners are spearheading a letter writing campaign to the Whatcom County prosecutors’ office, imploring them to seek the harshest penalty against 55-year-old David William Latham.

Latham was charged with first-degree animal cruelty on Friday.

Authorities say Latham was annoyed at a barking dog, so he armed himself with a rifle, walked across the street, aimed over a fence and shot Molly in front of her owners. Molly was not the dog barking. Court documents say Latham smelled of alcohol.

Latham’s attorney, Adrian Madrone, says his client is “extremely regretful and remorseful for his actions.”

 

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