Sterte, Poole: Jon-Luc McLoughlin

#TheList Jon-Luc McLoughlin, born 30/07/1992, of Lagland Court, Poole BH15 1RS – punched and kicked his German Shepherd puppy to death

Dog killer Jon Luc McLoughlin of Poole, Dorset, UK

McLoughlin subjected 11-month-old Lexi, whom he had only owned for a month, to a barbaric beating. When the pet died, he attempted to cover his tracks by leaving her body in the woods near his home where she was found by a group of schoolchildren.

Lexi was beaten to death by her owner Jon Luc McLoughlin of Poole, Dorset, UK
Lexi was beaten to death by her owner Jon Luc McLoughlin of Poole, Dorset, UK

The death was reported to the RSPCA, which led the prosecution against the defendant.

In court McLoughlin admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

Dog killer Jon Luc McLoughlin of Poole, Dorset, UK

The court heard that a post-mortem carried out on Lexi’s body found she had suffered ‘blunt force trauma’, including a laceration to its liver.

She also had blood in her abdomen and a stomach tear.

During a police interview McLaughlin initially tried to put the injuries down to a road traffic collision.

Dog killer Jon Luc McLoughlin of Poole, Dorset, UK

However, he later confessed to the killing, telling officers: “I get very angry and I don’t know what came over me.”

Matthew Knight, prosecuting, said: “He punched or kicked the dog to death and dumped the body in some trees near his home.

“It was found by locals and upset local children who saw it.

“She had a laceration to her liver, blood in her abdomen and a stomach tear.

“It is likely that the dog did not survive for long.”

Dog killer Jon Luc McLoughlin of Poole, Dorset, UK

James Moore, mitigating for McLoughlin, said the defendant was under “significant stress” as he was acting as a carer for his ill father at the time of the incident.

“This episode of blind rage is where stress has got the better of him,” Moore said.

“This is not just some violent thug who thinks it is okay to treat his own pet poorly.”

During the hearing magistrate Martin Arthur told McLoughlin that sentencing options were “completely open” and that custody was “not off the table”.

Sentencing: to follow on Friday 6 September 2019.

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19 thoughts on “Sterte, Poole: Jon-Luc McLoughlin”

  1. I’d like to get my hands on this thug and dispense the same medicine. He needs to be locked up for many years without bail and no reprieve.

    1. It would be a waste of time unfortunately. The courts never take public petitions into account. A noisy demonstration by animal lovers on the day of his sentencing would be good though.

      1. same here finlay corbin hope he rots in hell vile scum hope he gets 9 years or life in prison justice better be done tomorrow

  2. What a peice of shit. Hope he gets what he deserves…….the same treatment. The lowest of the low, a poor defence animal, a puppy… Big man . Do us all a favour and just die!

  3. What a horrible vile person i look after my disabled son you just get on with it i also have a lovely dog of my own me and all the family love him hes making excuses to get off with it every animal abuser should go to prison!

  4. What horrible vile person! He should never own or go near any animals for the rest of his life!! Poor puppy 😭!!
    Eye for eye!! Beat the shit out of him, like he did to the puppy!!

  5. Having to look after a relative is no excuse, would a mother get off with killing her kids, with that excuse, that pup did not ask him to own her, he had the responsibility of giving her the best life ever

  6. Please please please people stay away from lagland court this isn’t jon address this is his grandad address the grandad is already scared that someone going to turn up he don’t want the stress as he is already ill,

    Once justice is done there will be people looking after the grandad to make sure he is ok

  7. Please please please people stay away from lagland court this is not jon address this is his grandads address, the grandad is already scared that someone is going to turn up he don’t need the stress as he is already ill

    Once justice is done there will be people looking after the grandad to make sure he is ok

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