By Kat WolcottPublished: Aug 22, 2014 at 7:41 PM PDTLast Updated: Aug 22, 2014 at 7:41 PM PDT
Two recent Oregon Supreme Court decisions are expanding animal rights. In one case, Judges ruled that animals could be considered victims. That could make for longer sentences for those who neglect or abuse their pets.
A 62-year-old Illinois man is well on his way to running the equivalent of 420 marathons. And he hopes to do it over the next year and a half. But he's doing it at a great disadvantage -- all for his granddaughter, who desperately needs help. Bill Hudson has his story.
Brian Compton called an acquantence early Sunday morning to ask for a ride from Eugene to his Springfield home, police said.
When the pair reached the residence, Compton allegedly assaulted and threatened the driver for his treatment of a mutual friend, police said.
The situation quickly escalated, police said.
"The threats then turned and the assault turned to something worse where he threatened to kill him if he didn't give him his car," Sgt. Rich Charboneau of Springfield Police said. "The victim's title to the car was at his business in Eugene."