Despite nearly 300,000 signatures on a petition and thousands of Facebook supporters, a veteran's service dog, named "Dutch," has been sentenced to death.
On Thursday, NBC 11 News published the story which confirmed the death sentence for the 4-year-old American Allaunt who belongs to Jeremy Aguilar, a disabled Army veteran.
Judge Richard Brown made the decision Thursday morning in the Montrose, Colo., Municipal Court.
After listening to the victim, who has not been named, Judge Brown decided that Dutch was not suitable for rehabilitation, especially in light of the fact that he had lived with the woman who he attacked, for two years.
According to KREX News, Dutch's attack on the woman took place last November at Jeremy Aguilar's brother's home, while Jeremy was out of town.
According to the woman, reported to be Jeremy Aguilar's brother's fiance, Dutch started a fight with her own dog, and when she was unable to separate the pair, she resorted to hitting him with a tiki torch.
The woman told the judge that Dutch attacked her after the dog fight, while she was attempting to wipe away the blood on his face. She also alleges that Dutch bit her again after she tripped while trying to get away.
The victim's medical bills exceeded $20,000 and she claims that she suffers from post-traumatic stress, anxiety and nightmares since the attack.
Aguilar was ordered to spend two days in jail and pay $1,250 in fines.
Aguilar's lawyer plans to appeal today's decision.
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