Man who admitted to killing dog sentenced to just 4 days in jail

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A Billings, Montana, man who admitted to killing another family’s dog with a cane, will spend just four days in jail for his crime, reported Monday’s KVTQ News. The dog killer, identified as 21-year-old  Anthony “A.J.” James Allen, killed a small, white mixed breed dog, “Joker” in an apparent fit of anger.

Witnesses told the authorities that Allen “was yelling and cussing and had killed the dog.” Allen kicked Joker and struck him multiple times with a cane – the dog died on Sunday at Allen’s mother’s house.

Allen was arrested and taken to Yellowstone County Jail – he was charged with a misdemeanor cruelty to animals charge and sentenced to just four days in jail and anger management class. In addition to the short jail time, Allen was instructed to stay away from animals.

Individuals who have learned about Allen’s crime have expressed dismay and outrage that he faced only a misdemeanor charge and short jail time for killing a dog in such a brutal fashion.

(Photo booking photo/screenshot via KTVQ News)

40 replies
  1. JM says:

    Wow, 4 whole days in jail. It’s no wonder these pos continue to abuse when the punishment is so minimal. Makes me sick, shame, shame, shame!

    • Iht says:

      He deserves to die .. He will kill again no criminal record mo w to different state repeat offender just like pedophiles… Is inate only stops killed in jail. Law protect the evil sickos. Give them psyche diagnose so ins pay for services. Not sick they are killers graduate to children elderly most innocent deserving protection not abuse. Eye for eye calling all paw armies soldiers hunt due justice .. Kill no more. Therapy is farce . Courts don’t care. You citizens press for animals abuse killing be felony w 10 years jail real deterrence why in jail inmates make sure he suffer every waking moment in fear then hopefully kill him like he did to innocent trusting dogs looking for someone dare to care and sav them. Society lip service is bull shit w out compassion in action declare make laws animals are people too. Breathe bleed same color hurt grieve give birth and protect their babies friends family w more humanity than people. For. His death is real justice to humanity and ust effective. Rehab animal abusers is sovietal joke of security for no one don’t deserve tax payers let him live

  2. Dolores says:

    This a real deterrent I bet he never does thaqt again Next time it may be a child How lame is the judge in this case

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    I wonder how his Neighbor feels that he just got 4 days for killing their little dog. This is hardly justice, I would like to wipe the smug look off his face and kick his butt into jail for a good long time. I doubt very much that anger management classes, $1000 restitution, four days in jail, and cannot be around animals will have much of an effect on him, someone dropped the ball big time!

  4. Judith Pannebaker says:

    Animal killers and abusers receive ridiculously light sentences because unfortunately most judges do not realize that animal abuse is a symptom of a much larger problem and possibly a mental disorder. We’ll be hearing more from this dog killer, I can assure you. Only the next time, he will have harmed a child.

  5. Lynn McGowan says:

    Why bother leaving any reply to any case of animal abuse? They all carry “slap on the wrist” punishments, and it continues everywhere, over and over and over. Death penalty to Anthony Allen, psycho, murderer.

  6. Reba says:

    Animals are family and deserve much better. It should be a felony to deliberately kill a family pet, and even worse was he admitted to it. If you will do that to an animal you will do it to a person

  7. Susanne Cuomo Smith says:

    Only 4 years you’ve got to be kidding me. Is that judge an asshole? Obviously yes. Now what if it happened to his dog, I’m sure that guy wouldn’t see the light of day again. What does 4 days do? Absolutely nothing!!! Animal abuse laws MUST HAVE SERIOUS LAWS. NOT THIS 4 DAY BULLSHIT

  8. Tim says:

    someone who lives around this pos ,should beat him so bad he cant walk for a month, then when his miserable ass gets better someone else should do it again

  9. Tammy says:

    This was another family’s dog….seriously! This guy is a serial killer in the making. What happened to animal cruelty being a felony charge! That judge is a disgrace. I bet if it was his dog he would have sentenced him a lot differently!

    • sms says:

      this judge is a disgrace. he should have given this guy a longer jail sentence. he will kill again and this time it may be a child or another person. shame on the judge.

  10. Edward says:

    Hii let me tell you I own 6 dogs and 3 cats I only say this once if anybody ever tried to hurt my babies you are not to worry jail I hope that when he was in those four days in jail and one of the guys found out that he did that to a dog they kick the living s*** out of him trust you guys to put a post on a sweet but I don’t want anybody getting my animals they’re my babies are my family they get what they call unconditional love

  11. Mj Burklund says:

    I was at the rally for Joker. He did this because Joker was protecting a child he was “being rough” with. Did this in front of 5 children and threatened to kill another dog if they told. Media don’t tell you everything. Rumor has it, he’s hit a dog before in different city.

  12. Tamara says:

    That is one dangerous man. This is a pathetic, disgusting display of NO JUSTICE and we can be sure this man will– in a “rage”– hurt animals and people, too. NO ONE who is even remotely sane becomes so enraged that they beat an innocent animal to death. Anger management? hahahaha!! What a freakin’ joke. Just wait. He’ll be back in the news eventually. Genuine psychopath.

  13. Joanna says:

    Beat him to death. Living feeling animal living as part of the family. If he killed a baby he would die. Evil bastard

  14. David Singh says:

    Barsteds absolute horrible little tucker hope he does a horrible death what a absolute Liberty come on man have a heart

  15. sms says:

    very sad that the judge only gave this guy 4 days for killing an animal. he will kill again and the next time it
    will be a child.


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