68-year-old Steven Nichols cook from the city of Krachenberg, Virginia, convicted of killing two dogs of breed Labrador Retriever, whom he shot from a pistol in revenge for the torn of their cat.
About it writes on Wednesday, January 17 edition of the Roanoke Times .
The defendant was charged with cruelty to animals and the irresponsible use of firearms. The court sentenced cook to two years in prison and pay a fine in the amount of $ 5,000, the newspaper reports.
Dead dog Maggie Mae and Yancey, belonged to Arthur Henriqu neighbor cook. The conflict between neighbors associated SS feud their Pets lasted a long time and reached its climax on 6 November 2017, Hemrika dogs tore apart a cat cook named Jeffrey.
Deborah, the wife of the defendant, told the court: when her husband learned of the untimely passing of Jeffrey, he ran out of the house and went in search of the neighborhood dogs. Cook found them in the neighbor’s car and shot with the six shooter system 357 Magnum caliber. In response, Hamrick also grabbed weapons and set out to kill the cook, but he managed to escape in his car.
The defendant’s lawyer argued that his client should be considered in the context of the tribulation that he experienced in connection with smartty pet.