Outcry as Luna’s accused killer gets bail


FURIOUS animal lovers have slammed a decision to release the man accused of fatally stabbing Luna the Labrador on bail.

Luna’s devastated owner Bridgette Millen return to the scene where her beloved family pet was stabbed to death on Wednesday night, leaving the Labrador’s collar behind.

A makeshift shrine is now at the Apple Blossom Reserve in Mirrabooka as the community rallies around the heartbroken 22-year-old.

“What I said was true, my Luna didn’t deserve that,” she said, crying.

Bridgette told 7 News she’s disappointed the alleged killer, a 37-year-old Mirrabooka man, has been released back into the community ahead of his court appearance next month.

Under current laws, if the man is found guilty, he faces a $50,000 fine and up to five years; jail.

But angry pet lovers say that sentence is not enough.

“It is the most severe penalty in the country and most of you probably don’t know this but back in 2002, I passed that law myself,” Premier Mark McGowan said.

Flowers, messages and handmade gifts from strangers touched by the inexplicably cruel death have been left at the park.

The accused killer will appear in court on June 15.

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