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Man changes plea in L.A.-area dog killing, gets jail

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 12:01 p.m. HST, Oct 05, 2012

PASADENA, Calif. » A man on trial for beating a dog to death with a hammer changed his plea to no contest after jurors were shown a videotape of the killing.

Forty-two-year-old Young Song of Pasadena pleaded no contest today to one felony count of animal cruelty and one misdemeanor count of petty theft of a dog with a special allegation of using a deadly weapon.

Prosecutors say Song went into his neighbor's yard on April 20, 2011, shot the dog with a pellet gun and later beat it to death with a hammer. He removed the dog's body and it was never found.

The judge sentenced Song to three years of probation and a year in county jail. He must pay his neighbor $75 and can't have an animal for 10 years.

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sailfish1 wrote:
Hahaha! The wonders of videotapes (more likely not tape but a digital recording). People always lie until a video comes out.
on October 5,2012 | 07:47PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Good for that creep. This is where the sentence though does not match the crime. He should do some time and be forced to compensate the owner way more than $75 especially because he lied and only when a video footage was shown changed his story. To many, dogs are part of the family and to have something so heinous done to it is devastating.
on October 5,2012 | 08:54PM
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