It was a nasty assault by Eulian on a woman and the catalyst was feral cats which the lady was feeding, probably as part of a TNR program. It was ‘cat hater versus cat lover’ out in the open.
It is nice to report a follow up to the original post and say that Eulian has been convicted of assault.
This seems to be a second trial which may explain the 18 months delay because in the first trial the jury were unable to reach a verdict.
This time the jury deliberated for 90 minutes and found Eulian guilty of assault and battery. He is due back in court for sentencing on 30th June and faces a maximum of 7 years in jail.
Eulian’s lawyer intends to appeal the conviction claiming self-defence! This should not succeed because self-defence should be proportionate and clearly that is not the case. As for his career as a firefighter, the LAFD said they will take the appropriate disciplinary measures, whatever that means.
There is often animosity and antagonism between woman operating TNR programs and some of their neighbours. TNR polarises opinions.