A jury found the shooter, Gabe Pilotti, guilty after a two day trial.
Pilotti shot and killed Mary and William Bock's two Bernese mountain dogs, "Argus," and "Fiona," after they escaped from their fenced yard this past February.
Pilotti tried to defend his actions by claiming that he was protecting his sheep. However, assistant district attorney Kevin Pierce, said that the dogs were not behaving in a threatening manner.
One of the dogs was shot in the head, and the other was shot in the back as she tried to run away after seeing the first dog shot and killed.
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan stated:
He took out a single shot shotgun, shot the first male dog in the head and then shot the second smaller, female dog as she was running away,”
Pilotti was charged for the death of each dog and could spend up to five years in prison for each count; his sentencing is set for Oct. 28.
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