Dog killer given maximum sentence

New Jersey dog killer given maximum sentence

An admitted dog killer in New Jersey has been given the maximum sentence for his crime of aggravated cruelty to animals. According to News 10, on Friday, Judge James A. Murphy III sentenced 27-year-old Hank Smith, of Clifton Park, to two years in prison after he admitted to killing a miniature pinscher named Nicholas.

The dog killed

Nicholas belonged to Terri Brewer – someone who Smith knew. Brewer provided a victim impact statement – in the statement she said that Nicholas was part of her family, and outlined the struggles that she has endured after the loss of her dog, reported The Daily Gazette.

District Attorney’s Statement

District Attorney Heggen released a statement after the dog’s killer was sentenced:

“Crimes against innocent, helpless animals can be particularly difficult to piece together. No sentence can ever bring back Nicholas, but the result today continues to demonstrate the commitment of my office to hold animal abusers accountable for their actions.”

(Booking photo)

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16 replies
  1. Christine Brown says:

    2 years is not long enough for this SCUMBAG he should had received a longer prison sentence
    I hope that there is a lot of animals in the prison where he is and the inmates give him a bloody good beating in which he justly deserves in what he did to the dog.

  2. Nadya Rossi says:

    Two measly years??? Let me introduce him to the business end of an AK-47. SOB!!! I’ve had a Min-Pin: sweetest, most playful, affectionate, cutest dogs in the world! Only a psychotic, sadistic psychopath would kill a little sweetheart like a Min-Pin.

  3. Rob says:

    2 years for that creep is not enough but it’s a step in the right direction. Hopefully losers who are even thinking about harming innocent animals will start to think twice if they know the time fits the crime. It’s about time we take a more aggressive approach for any low life who commits a crime to an innocent animal. Should have been 10 years!!!

  4. Gizmos Mommy says:

    Well I’m very happy my home state took a stand against a savage maggot scumbag like that. We need to get even tougher with these maggots because they serve no purpose in society. I’d like to see them all exterminated, but that’s just me. Maybe the prisoners where he goes will take care of him. If he goes to Rahway State Prison, he’ll definitely be someone’s bitch.

    • Bev Woodburn says:

      Your are not the only one who would like to see this psycho animal torturing monster Hank Smith eradicated from our planet Earth.
      I believe all animal torturers and abusers should be put to death by making these animal torturing monsters suffer in agony the same as their defenceless and innocent victims. This punishment against all animal torturing monsters and animal abusers must be introduced into the Animal Prorection Laws. Then gutless bastards like this monster would think twice before torturing another defenceless and innocent sentient being. And if they do eradication from our planet is a must.

  5. Pamela Garlisch says:

    I don’t know if there’s anybody from NJ on here, but you need to contact your state senators and representatives for stronger sentences for animal abusers. 2 years is something, but it’s nowhere near enough. RIP Nicholas and thank you Judge Murphy for giving the maximum sentence.

  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    Two years for this despicable hunk of human trash is no more than a slap on the hand – he should be waterboarded daily – Hank Smith is a white punk assed loser and I hope every day of his lousy two year sentence is one of abuse, intimidation, and he is forced to be the ‘girlfriend’ of every predatory inmate – he deserves no less. Useless waste – any subhuman skank like him who hurts an animal is nothing more than a spineless coward who would piss their pants if confronted by someone their own size. A shank in the back in the shower would be a find ending for this maggot.

  7. PAMELA D says:

    This ugly bald headed coward low life POS needs to be tortured and all his limbs cut off. Hope he rots and dies with all the other animal abusers.

  8. Bev Woodburn says:

    Vile and evil 27-year-old Hank Smith, of Clifton Park, sent to two years in prison after he admitted to killing an innocent and defenceless miniature pinscher named Nicholas. The sentence was just really a smack on his vile and evil hands and an absolute disgrace. This vile and evil psychopathic depraved monster 27-year-old Hank Smith should have neen jailed for life or put to death by the same unimaginable torture and suffering this evil animal torturing POS committed against defenceless and innocent Nicholas. Nicholas deserved Justice and not a disgusting low sentence of 2 years. His precious life was worth far more than the vile and evil psycho depraved monster Hank Smith. I hope the Inmates get stuck into this POS Hank Smith and screw his filthy arse until this animal torturing monsters dies.
    RIP Nicholas. Karma will get this filthy psychopathic animal torturing POS. And I pray he dies in agony.


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