Accused Dog Burners in Court

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Two Detroit men accused in the burning death of a dog captured on video and featuring one of them laughing have pleaded guilty to animal torture and other charges.
Authorities say 20-year-old Kristian Jackson and 23-year-old Decarlos Young attempted to hang the dog on Aug. 25, then torched the flea-infested female pit bull puppy in the backyard of a vacant house on the city's northwest side.
Mark Ramos, senior investigator for the Michigan Humane Society's Cruelty Investigation Department, told the Detroit Free Press the incident was captured on an 11.5-minute cell phone video.
The Detroit News says plea deals for the three-time felons call for Young to receive 17 months to 8 years in prison and Jackson to serve 13 months to 8 years.
Sentencing is set for Dec. 16.


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