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Glen Falls man sentenced to jail for brutally killing girlfriend's little dog

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Matthew Wisell will spend the next six-months in the Warren County Jail after pleading guilty to felony animal cruelty in the brutal torture and death of his girlfriend's little dog in April reported CBS 6Albany.

The plea deal also stipulates Wisell will be on probation for the next five years.

According to the New York Daily News, the small tan dog named Murphy was found dead along the shore of the Hudson River. The dog's snout and his legs had been bound together with black duct tape. A passer-by found the small dog's body while walking.

Police had few clues as to the dog's identity, and found the case extremely disturbing. The Glen Falls Police Department displayed one of the least graphic photographs of the little dog they had on their Facebook page, and asked for the public's help. Within hours, a few online leads led to the dog's owner and Wisell.

When Murphy's owner was found, the woman told authorities her boyfriend told her he gave her dog away because of the dog's behavior problems. She told authorities Wisell told her that he had met a nice lady who offered to adopt Murphy.

Instead, Wisell "went and bought tape before he took the dog for a walk at Haviland Cove. This was a calculated plan," stated authorities.

"That's hardly a sentence to fit the crime," stated Melissa Conlin of Boston, Mass. Judges just don't get it that until these really lousy people just get slaps on the wrist, this awful animal cruelty isn't going to stop,"

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