Man who killed young dog for chasing after a rodent has been sentenced to jail; for only 15 days…What’s the bloody point???
September 18, 2014
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According to Tuesday’s publication of the Oregonian, a Portland, Oregon, man who shot and killed a young dog who chased a rodent into a hole, has been sentenced to jail time.
On Tuesday, 60-year-old Michael Robert Hutchinson pleaded no contest to felony first-degree aggravated animal abuse and misdemeanor possession of a loaded firearm in public – charges which stemmed from the fatal shooting of a one-year-old dog named “Marley.”
60-year-old Michael Robert Hutchinson
Hutchinson will only spend 15 days behind bars for the January incident which claimed the life of the terrier mix who belonged to Priscilla Bush. Hutchinson was said to be angry that Marley had chased a Nutria into a hole – the man fed the large rodents who lived near his trailer and he did not want the dog to harm them.
In addition to jail time, Hutchinson, who has a prior criminal history, must not own an animal for the next five years and he has been sentenced to 24 hours of community service.