Teen accused of killing dog suits up for big game

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Updated: 2/25/2013 9:51 am Published: 2/22/2013 11:01 pm

A teenager, who's gotten death threats since he posted a photo on Facebook of a pit-bull he killed, was cheered on Friday night.

18-year-old Caisen Green helped lead the Sequoyah High Indians to a win over the Beggs High School Demons in the first round of regional playoffs.

There were concerns for the teen’s safety before the game. FOX23 could see a police officer standing guard next to the Sequoyah High's locker room minutes before the game.

"I'm just scared of the crowds' reaction," said Carolyn Waterfallen, a big fan of Sequoyah High sports.

But there was nothing but cheers from the home crowd.

"It's a tough situation for him,” said Brent Giddens, a Beggs Basketball Coach. “From what I've heard he's a good kid."

Giddens told FOX23 his biggest concern was keeping his players focused.

"We're not concerned with what he did or anything else we just want to get the game played," he said.

The Sequoyah High School student enraged people from across the world posting a picture on Facebook of a pit bull a lying dead after being hit by an arrow. Green told Cherokee County Undersheriff Jason Chennault, he was defending himself from a vicious dog.

Since then, he's received death threats and law enforcement has
received dozens of calls for his arrest.

Cherokee County Nation provided four Marshalls and Beggs provided four police officers for the game.

The District Attorney's office is still looking in to what charges they'll file if any.

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WyoMoe - 2/26/2013 12:25 PM
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SOMEONE please tell me "What law(s) has he violated and what has he been CHARGED with?????? NONE and NOTHING!!!!!

gettingby - 2/25/2013 11:03 AM
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Not many kids playing ball for their high school, ride their talents to a college scholarship much less the NBA. So basketball should be counted as an activity, like chess club. Nothing more. Morals, responsibility, accountability are things that will be used every day for the rest of a student's life. The coach, should have known better if no one else did. If no one else had a clue, a few hundred hours of public service like picking up trash on the roadside through the spring and summer might have cooled the kid's jets. Now he knows he can get away with deplorable behavior, because he already has.

Mayor Maynot - 2/24/2013 10:49 AM
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What he did to that poor dog was wrong. Playing on a team, that represents a large group. Win at any cost?? I don't see winners here. I see weak people who will let a game run their lives.

siberianhusky - 2/24/2013 12:58 AM
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When the sheriff's office went to question him, they were told he wasn't there...LIE Then, when the death threats started, they said he left the country...LIE He gave three different accounts of what happened 1)his post, 2)it threatened his siblings, 3)the dog looked diseased and growled at him.2 and 3 are LIES. Then, his dad burns the dog..why? The sheriff's office sat and did nothing for 4 days...why? Then, the under sheriff says he has no reason not to believe him? Are you kidding? Green has done nothing but lie. I hope the DA has more luck seeing the truth than the sheriff's office...they have been totally incompetent!

Soprano - 2/23/2013 7:22 PM
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This is both appalling and beyond belief that this twisted individual is not being prosecuted, on any level, and allowed to participate in school activities. What type of message is being sent to other young people..that it's permissable to kill an animal, to boast about said killing on social media, to be portrayed as some type of demented "hero"..for killing? People like Caisen Green don't stop with senseless killing of domestic animals and it's doubtful that he has an ounce of parental or other guidance that will ever view this monster for what he is...someone who is mentally un-balanced. More likely Green comes from a home where actions like his are a way of life; a typical mentality that brushes-off an incident like this with some pathetic, fabricated, excuse. One more backwoods segment of society that thinks nothing of torturing and killing helpless animals. At one point, Adam Lanza might have been called "a good kid" too.

heynowjules - 2/23/2013 6:52 PM
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This story is disgusting. Someone kills a dog with an arrow in what they claim to be self defense. The picture shows that the dog was shot in the lower abdomen. Hmmmm.... was the "vicious" dog running sideways at him and he had time to shoot an arrow at him. And then to post a picture of the dead dog on Facebook as if he knew he would face no consequences. Shame on the justice system, the town and school for allowing a murderer to not only pay no consequences but to be cheered on as a hero in a game. Yes, high school sports is way more important than the life of a living creature. Disgusting.
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