Michael Terron Daniel, 23, pleaded guilty to animal cruelty on Monday in Waco, Texas after he hit, strangled, and tried to eat the family dog last year after getting high on synthetic marijuana.
According to the wacotrib.com, Daniel elected his sentence to be decided by a jury at the 19th State District Court. He faces from 180 days to two years in prison. Daniel's attorney, Sam Martinez, will ask the jury to place Daniel on probation.
In June 2012, Daniel, who lived at 4601 Athens Ave. attacked people by getting down on his hands and knees and acting like a dog. Stating he was on a "bad trip," Daniel then grabbed the family dog, and strangled him while biting into the animal.
When authorities arrived, Daniel's face, hand, and clothes were covered in blood and fur.
A report from kwtx.com states that synthetic marijuana or "K-2" as it is commonly called on the streets, can produce violent behavior, hallucinations, and paranoia.
Daniel is currently free on bond, but has an aggravated assault charge currently pending from an unrelated incident.
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