had you been involved in this discussion from the beginning you would have seen that this was already addressed. even in cases involving born humans, other than law enforcement officials, one who uses unjustified "lethal force" would not be found guilty of "lethal force" but of a separate crime.<quoted text>
Looks like YOU are the idiot. Nothing there about "lethal force", he was simply found guilty of animal cruelty.
"Alexander Matthew Good, 27, was found guilty of felony animal cruelty"
if someone used "lethal force" and shot and killed you without just cause, they would not be convicted of "lethal force", dummy. they'd be convicted of murder, manslaughter, etc.
the person in question here used unwarranted lethal force against an animal and was convicted of a crime.
as i told peter, weigh in when you have a clue.