SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — A judge has sentenced a Northern California man to three years and eight months in state prison for burning his weeks-old Chihuahua dog alive.
A judge Friday sentenced 21-year-old Willie Bee Turner, of Oakland, for animal cruelty causing death, animal cruelty and arson for setting ablaze the puppy he named Angel Star.
Prosecutors say Turner set fire to the Chihuahua-mix puppy in January 2015 after getting angry when the dog defecated in his friend’s Sacramento apartment.
They say Turner poured beach cleaner on the 8-week-old puppy, put it into a crate and lit the animal on fire.
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lawrence Brown called the crime “an unspeakable affront to societal norms.”
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