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.READ MORE: Rain Showers Trigger Power Outages Across The Bay Area
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.READ MORE: Dozens of Dogs, Cats Removed From Danville Home
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.”MORE NEWS: Oakland Church Group Hosts Party to Preach Anti-Violence by Practicing Community
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