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Man sentenced for killing veteran’s service dog in training

Man sentenced for killing veteran’s service dog in training

STAFFORD, N.J. — A New Jersey man who killed a Navy veteran’s service dog in training has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

A judge recently handed down the term to Joseph Russo. The 25-year-old Stafford man had pleaded guilty in June to causing serious bodily injury and death to the dog, 3-year-old Pomeranian named Diesel

Russo had rented a room to the dog’s owner. He told the owner that Diesel had died after suffering a seizure in May.

But the owner contacted township police, and a necropsy found the dog had bruising on its skull and a severed spinal cord.

Besides the jail term imposed Friday, Russo also must complete 30 hours of community service and undergo anger management counseling.
 

Source: https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/man-sentenced-for-killing-veteran-s-service-dog-in-training-1.555503

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