DC Man Jailed For Killing Puppy With Cement Slab

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - A D.C. man was sentenced Tuesday for killing a six-month-old puppy in June, according to 9News Now.

Sean Delontay Branch, 24 – who pleaded guilty to a felony charge of cruelty to animals in September -was sentenced to 120 days in prison on Tuesday.

According to the report, Branch killed a puppy by the name of King Tut while it was tied to a fence behind a store, because he was angry at the pet’s owner.

Branch waited for the owner to walk away from King Tut in the 1200 block of Mount Olivet Road in NE on June 29,  then went up the dog – which was sleeping at the time – and dropped a 90-pound cement slab on it.

The owner was left to discover what happened to his dog when he returned to the scene. A witness later alerted him to what had happened to his dog while he was away.

He’ll be placed on three years of supervised release at the end of his jail sentence, according to the report, and will have to pay $450 to a crime victims’ fund, while also meeting certain conditions like learning how to control his anger.

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