After pleading guilty on Tuesday at Pierce County Superior Court, a 21-year-old man spent only one day in jail after fatally stabbing his mother’s dog last May. Darius Brooks pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree animal cruelty for killing the dog Minnie days after she bit Brooks’ mother.
In addition to the one day in jail, Darius was given a two-year suspended He is required to obey the law, not own dogs, undergo a mental health evaluation, and pay $1,700 in court fees. He is barred from contacting his mother for the next two years. Brooks’ past court records indicate two Great Danes tied in his yard with no food, water or shelter.
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