The Manchester, Pa., man who shot and killed his neighbor's dog last March, could go to prison for the crime, reported Friday's York Dispatch.
Chincee, a one-year-old shepherd mix, was inside of her own fenced yard at the time that she was killed. Jackson acknowledged that the dog had never escaped from the yard, but he thought that she "seemed aggressive," and stated that the dog made him nervous.
Jackson's attorney, Frank Arcuri, said that his client, "kind of went off the deep end a little bit."
On Oct. 3, Jackson was found guilty of first-degree misdemeanor cruelty to animals; he will be sentenced on Nov. 19.
If the judge determines that the weapon used to kill Chincee, a pellet gun, was a "deadly weapon," Jackson will have to spend six months in the county prison thanks to the state's deadly-weapons enhancement provision.
Ayers told the York Dispatch that Chincee liked to put her paws on the fence so that passersby could pet her, and noted that the dog was likely hoping that Jackson would pet her on the day that he made the decision to fire a gun instead...
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