A New York man, who decided to bludgeon a puppy to death with a hammer, has been given the maximum allowable sentence by a judge who expressed disgust with his conduct. According to multiple sources, 31-year-old Aaron Brinkley will be spending two years behind bars for killing his 29-pound dog, Riko.
Brinkley claims that he kicked and hit his dog because Riko bit his thumb. The dog suffered unimaginable injuries after his owner repeatedly bludgeoned his body with the hammer – after the man knocked out all of the dog’s teeth and “pulverized” his spleen and liver, Riko was thrown on the apartment balcony and left to die.
Brinkley’s lawyer asked that his client receive just probation – stating that the man’s actions “were entirely justified” given the circumstances. But Judge Jim Murphy did not agree. As reported by WNYT News, Judge Murphy stated:
“The defendant’s conduct was sadistic, reprehensible and a complete and utter disregard for the life of the dog.”
In addition to the jail time, Brinkley, who has reportedly never shown remorse for killing Riko, is prohibited from owning a pet for the next 50 years. His lawyer, James Tyner, plans to appear the judge’s decision.
(Screenshot via WYNT News)
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