http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/c...0,554100.storyOELWEIN, Iowa - A northeast Iowa man who allegedly stole a dog he later shot and killed has pleaded guilty to federal and state charges.
Authorities say Timothy Lange and a friend stole a dog carrier containing a puppy in February 2008. Lange, of New Albin, became angry with the dog and killed it with his friend's shotgun.
Lange pleaded guilty to a federal charge being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Lange also pleaded guilty to state charges of third-degree theft, animal abuse, animal torture and reckless use of a firearm.
Lange faces up 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the federal charge.