Man Sentenced for Biting Chihuahua Puppy's Head Off

Puerto Rico man gets 7 years
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2017 12:17 AM CDT
Arroyo attacked a tiny dog like this one during an argument.   (Wikimedia Commons/Tyke)

(Newser) – Jose Arroyo is going to spend the next seven years in prison and he will not be a popular man if fellow inmates discover what he is in for: biting the head off a chihuahua puppy. The 40-year-old Puerto Rico man was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to domestic violence and mistreating an animal, the BBC reports. Telemundo reports that Arroyo was also fined $3,000 over the Feb. 4 incident in the mountain town of Lares. Prosecutors said he punched his girlfriend and attacked the tiny dog during a domestic dispute. (New York is considering bringing in one of the toughest animal cruelty laws in the nation.)

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