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Puppy torturer pleads no contest to killing pet in front of four-year-old child

In a plea deal, Velek maximum punishment in prison can only be three years.
In a plea deal, Velek maximum punishment in prison can only be three years.
San Mateo County booking photo via kron news

On Monday, the San Mateo County District Attorney's office announced that Alan Benjamin Velete of Redwood City, California, pleaded no contest to the egregious torture and suffocation death of a young puppy in front of his four-year-old daughter late last year reported ktla.com.

Velete admitted to one count of felony animal cruelty and one count of misdemeanor child endangerment. In a plea deal, he now faces the maximum of three years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced on August 28.

The horrendous treatment of the four-month-old terrier puppy named "Lucky" began on December 9 when the tiny pooch defecated in the apartment. Velete became irate and punched and kicked the defenseless little dog, but that wasn't to be the end of the punishment. Velek sprayed household cleaner in the puppy's face, stuffed him in a duffel bag and hung the dog for hours in the shower. As the puppy whined in pain and fright, Velete then taped Lucky's muzzle shut with duct tape, fed it drugs and then suffocated the little guy hiding its broken body in the duffel bag. The torture of Lucky continued for a month until January 19 when Lucky died.

Velete had previously been on probation for assault with a deadly weapon before moving in with the mother, their four-year-old daughter and the puppy.

Rest in peace Lucky. Oh how you must have suffered by the hands of this person.

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