In Dayonta Bearch, Gary Blough, a disabled Navy veteran, is recovering from a vicious beatdown. The reason is not a mugging or a personal feud. Rather, Blough rescued a turtle that was being tortured by two men. Ryan Ponder, 23, and Johnnie Beveritt, 18, then allegedly jumped Blough as he tried to release the turtle back into the water.
When people gathered, the men took off but were later arrested. Police believe that the turtle died after sinking in the water. The two men had been slamming the turtle violently into the concrete and kicking it.
Beveritt is being held in a juvenile facility but would likely be tried as an adult. They both face two felonies for aggravated battery and animal cruelty.
What do you think should be the range for any sentence if convicted?