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Father critical of dog-burning case investigation

Friday - 4/13/2012, 6:19am  ET

BALTIMORE - The father of twins acquitted of setting a pit bull puppy on fire is criticizing the investigation that led to the imprisonment of his sons.

Charles Johnson on Thursday told The Baltimore Sun ( that the brothers were wrongfully identified as suspects, a similar argument made by defense attorneys during the animal cruelty trial of Travers and Tremayne Johnson.

The two 20-year-olds were found not guilty on all counts Wednesday. Charges included aggravated animal cruelty in a 2009 attack on a puppy at a Pennsylvania animal hospital.

Charles Johnson says he felt relief when the verdict was read but was also angered by comments from animal advocates disappointed by the verdict.

The first trial in February 2011 ended in a mistrial.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun,

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