A 24-year-old Glendale Heights, Ill., man who pleaded guilty to a charge of felony aggravated animal cruelty, has been sentenced to prison.
According to Wednesday's Sun Times, DuPage County Judge Blanche Hill Fawell sentenced Michael Chacon to 20 months in prison for killing a 5-pound dog named "Tyson."
The vicious attack on Tyson left blood splatted five feet up the walls of the apartment where the beating took place.
The little dog belonged to Chacon's girlfriend.
According to the Daily Herald, a necropsy revealed multiple fractures to Tyson's skull and ribs, as well as a fractured femur and hip.
The nine-year-old dog had been given to Chacon's girlfriend by her father, Israel Acevedo, who was pleased that Chacon was going to spend time behind bars.
"I looked at it from the standpoint that anything could have happened if she had been there,"
"Out of rage he did this, and out of rage he could have done this to my daughter."
The judge could have sentenced Chacon to six years in prison.
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