Man Jailed for 15 Months for Burning Chihuahua Puppy on Stove

Man Jailed for 15 Months for Burning Chihuahua Puppy on Stove (Booking Photo)

A Texas man has been sentenced to over a year in prison after he was found guilty on Friday of burning his puppy on a hot stove as punishment.

A jury sentenced Bradley Glenn Boley of Dallas County to 15 months for animal cruelty charges stemming from the 2014 death of his two and a half month old Chihuahua named Buddy.

A witness in the trial testified that Boley had placed the puppy in a plastic kennel on the stove after the dog bit the 61-year-old.

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"His body temperature was so hot, he was covered in plastic… melted plastic," that witness, Jerrod Foote, tearfully told a courtroom on Wednesday.

According to CBS DFW, Foote said the puppy suffered "very much… more than any animal I have ever seen in my entire life" and that he chose to testify against his friend because "Buddy had no voice and I wanted the truth to be known."

A veterinarian testefied at the trial that Buddy was burned on 100 percent of his body, forcing them to euthanize him.

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Boley did not testify but told police the stove had been broken for about a year and a half. He also denied having turned on the heat and speculated that the puppy himself had slipped a paw through the kennel and inadvertantly switched it on.

A jury of 10 men and two women deliberated for seven hours to find Boley guilty and another nearly two hours to agree on a punishment, reports the Dallas Morning News.

Boley will get credit for time served, which amounts to about a year, a defense attorney told the Morning News.

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