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Man gets 4 years in prison for setting dog on fire

12 August 2016, 19:23

Marietta - A Georgia man has been sentenced to four years in prison for setting his family's dog house on fire in suburban Atlanta while the dog was inside.

WSB-TV reports a Cobb County jury convicted 23-year-old Caleb Lanier of felony animal cruelty and another charge for intentionally burning the female pit bull dog. He was sentenced on Thursday.

Prosecutors said Lanier used a torch to attack his brother's dog before sealing it in a dog house and setting it on fire in May 2015. Veterinarian Regan Burford, who first treated the animal, testified in court about the abuse and torture the dog endured.

Burford eventually adopted the dog and nursed it to recovery.

Prosecutors wanted Lanier jailed for eight years, but the judge cut that in half, sending him to prison for four years.

- AP


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