Joseph Turner of Anderson, Ind., has been sentenced to twelve years in prison for charges stemming from a bank robbery, and from shooting and killing an Anderson Ind. Police Department canine.
According to Tuesday's RTV6 News, Turner pleaded guilty to multiple charges resulting from the Aug. 18, 2012, incident.
On that day, Turner had robbed a PNC Bank and was being tracked by K-9, "Magnum," a Belgian malinois.
Turner shot Magnum in the face.
Though the three-year-old dog survived the initial gunshot wound, he died two days later.
Magnum was partnered with Anderson Police Officer Matt Jarrett, who described Magnum as his "best friend."
In addition to the significant prison sentence, Turner has also been sentenced to six years of probation.
Prior story on this incident can be found at this link.
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