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Fairfield man acquitted of animal cruelty in drowning of family dog

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Bryan Cavanah, 21, of Fairfield, Calif. was acquitted on Thursday of felony animal cruelty in the drowning death of his father's pit bull dog at the Fairfield Civic Center Pond on August 2013 according to SanFranciscoCBS.local.

Witnesses were horrified as Cavanah repeatedly held the dog's head underwater by a chain attached around her neck until she drowned. Cavanah was fully dressed and carried a backpack while in the pond.

When the Fairfield Police arrived at the pond on Kentucky Street, Cavanah gave no reason why he drowned the brown female dog named Kia; the dog had been his best friend.

Cavanah had been in jail since the arrest and was ordered to be released.

During the trial, a San Francisco physician testified that during the dog's drowning, Cavanah had an epileptic seizure putting him in a trance thus making him unaware of his behavior. During this "unconscious state," Cavanah was not aware of what he was doing physically.

Cavanah has been having seizures since childhood.

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