- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - An Iraq War veteran from Epping who shot his neighbor’s pit bull in the face last September won’t be required to serve jail time for the crime.

Instead, 43-year-old Andrew Freisinger was ordered to relinquish his firearms, complete 500 hours of community service and pay more than $3,700 in veterinarian bills stemming from the incident.

Freisinger admitted during his trial that he shot Nichole Keezer’s pit bull last year after he claimed the dog had killed at least one of his chickens. His attorney, Jonathan Cohen, argued that Freisinger was defending himself, his chickens and his household when he shot the dog.

Prosecutors did not recommend a prison sentence for Freisinger, saying that would not serve any of the objectives of sentencing.

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