Man who fatally beat small dog sentenced to jail time

Jail time for man who pleaded guilty to fatally beating tiny Yorkie

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Jail time has been ordered for a Florida man who pleaded guilty to charges for fatally beating a small Yorkie. According to multiple sources, this week 41-year-old Sigman Hernandez was sentenced to nine months of jail and two years of house arrest for the death of his Yorkshire terrier.

What happened?

The five-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, named Suzy, was discovered grievously injured in a Miami Beach Publix parking lot in April 2017. An employee at the store found the badly injured dog – she was taken to a veterinary hospital where the full extent of her injuries from the vicious beating were discovered. Hernandez’s attack left the tiny dog with nine broken ribs and severe head trauma. The horrific injuries were not survivable.

Dog fatally beaten

After the hearing

After the hearing, the dog killer’s defense attorney stated:

“It’s an unfortunate incident that he’s very remorseful about and I’m glad and hopefully at this point he can get some closure.”

The terrible beating apparently took place because Hernandez was angry that the small dog had vomited in his car.

Prior article about this cruel incident here.

Yesterday: 13-year-old dog surrendered by his family, who didn’t want the hassle anymore. Learn more here.

In other recent news – Garbage kills yet another turtle – read about the latest death here.

More news and updates on the National Animal News Facebook page.

Dumped dog is dead just weeks after she was adopted from CA shelter – learn more here.

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11 replies
  1. Jennifer Johnson says:

    My sweet little Yorkie just turned 16 years old last Friday. I give her a Birthday party every year. She is my baby! I would lay down my life for her & any other dog. I cannot comprehend. My heart & my head bleeds for this innocent little angel. ???? ???? ????

  2. Kat says:

    “Nine months of jail and two years of house arrest for the death of his Yorkshire terrier.” What a joke! When are these judges going to take a stand and sentence animal abusers to harsher sentences! If it was a child they would be in prison for a much longer time! Murder is murder, whether a human being or an animal! This guy doesn’t look remorseful at all! I hope he is banned from owning or being near any animals in the future!

  3. Gizmos Mommy says:

    So the maggot is remorseful and now can get closure??? Excuse me closure??? The only appropriate closure would be death just like was was done to the dog.

  4. Adrienne says:

    He should be in jail for 9 years and 2 months house arrest. Better yet, keep him in jail and let the inmates at him. He would not survive and that would be just reward for what he did to this tiny precious dog. Stiffer penalties for murderers of pets.


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