- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) - A judge has sentenced an Ohio man convicted of animal cruelty to six months in jail for hanging his dog.

John Daughney was charged after police said he hung his pet, Memphis, a 130-pound mastiff, on the side of a trailer by its chain collar, causing it to choke to death.

The 36-year-old Daughney pleaded no contest to killing or injuring animals and cruelty to companion animals on March 2.

The Morning Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1E3qh6D ) that Daughney was sentenced by Lorain Municipal Court Judge Thomas Elwell on Wednesday.

Lorain County Prosecutor Jeffrey Szabo urged Elwell to impose the maximum penalty.

The judge said he didn’t understand how someone could do such a thing to an innocent animal.

Daughney apologized for his crime.


Information from: The Morning Journal, https://www.morningjournal.com

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