A Salt Lake City, Utah, man who tortured his girlfriend’s puppy to death has been sentenced to “some” jail time. The puppy killer, Mikah Johnson, who was 19-year-old when he tortured and killed the border collie puppy named “Moose,” was sentenced to a year in jail on Friday reported KUTV News.
Johnson was also sentenced to prison time, which was suspended, in addition to three years of probation and 200 hours of community service. Johnson’s charges and sentencing follow extreme torture and abuse to the three-month-old puppy who died on August 18, 2015 from multiple injuries, including blunt force trauma, a fractured jaw, widespread bruising, a ruptured liver and bleeding in his lungs.
Johnson’s neighbors reported hearing Moose being struck multiple times and crying in pain and his girlfriend admitted that she had seen Johnson kick the puppy down the stairs for not walking fast enough.
Johnson could have faced up to 10 years in prison for the crime.
Prior article about the torture and death of Moose here.
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