Carlos Duarte, the man who was caught on surveillance camera lifting INDY out of his truck by a rope tied around his neck and then leaving him for dead in an alley with near fatal burns, has been released from his immigration hold by the federal authorities. Duarte was subsequently taken into custody by local police and is currently being held at the Los Angeles County Jail. His bail is set at $30,000 but we are hoping he remains behind bars. The next court date is on June 10, 2014 in Department 112 at 8;30 am. INDY deserves justice. The D.A. is taking this case very seriously and we ask INDY supporters to contact the D.A.’s office and thank him for his diligence and also encourage him to prosecute Duarte to the fullest extent of the law. Contact info is: AYochelson@da.lacounty.gov or call 818-374-2406. Please also mark on your calendars and come to the courthouse to support INDY on June 10, 2014 at 8:30am. The previous hearing, Mr. Duarte’s entire family was present in the courtroom. We need INDY’S “family” to be there for him. The court needs to see that animal cruelty is not taken lightly by the public. We will keep you posted on any changes. Thank you!