Denver, CO – Back in June, Jaded posted an article about a man accused of slashing and stabbing his 8-month-old puppy because it supposedly bit him.
In case you missed that story and cannot be bothered to click a link, 19-year-old Matthew Weatherspoon was charged with aggravated animal cruelty after his puppy, an American Bulldog named Diamond, was found wandering around an apartment complex suffering from multiple slash and stab wounds.
When questioned by police, Weatherspoon admitted he repeatedly stabbed the puppy after it became aggressive and bit him. Afterwards he tossed the animal outside because it was bleeding all over his apartment. Police noted Weatherspoon had no visible bite marks.
On Monday, Weatherspoon pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated cruelty to animals. Yesterday he was sentenced to 30 months of supervised mental health probation and 100 hours of community service. If Weatherspoon violates the terms of his probation he could be sent to prison for up to three years.
As for Diamond, she underwent three hours of surgery and is currently being cared for by a foster family.…Continue Reading