A man who admitted to shooting and killing another person’s dog has been sentenced to prison time. As reported by Masslive.com, 39-year-old Edwin Harrison was sentenced to six-to-eight years behind bars for the 2016 killing of a Jack Russell terrier mix who was being walked along Fort Pleasant Avenue in Springfield, Mass.
The dog’s owner stated that Harrison had approached him while walking the dog – a disagreement about his identity ensued and Harrison pulled a gun and shot the dog in the neck.
Harrison faced a multitude of charges including animal cruelty; malicious killing of a domestic animal; carrying a firearm without a license; illegal possession of ammunition; possession of heroin with intent to distribute; and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Harrison will serve concurrent sentences for the firearm and animal cruelty charges.
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