BAY CITY, MI (WLNS) – A 23-year-old Bay City man who was convicted on an animal killing charge for running over a badly burned schnauzer with his car has been sentenced to jail.
Our media partners at MLive say a Bay County judge on Monday sentenced Aaron A. Bellor to 180 days behind bars with an additional 180 days deferred. He’ll also serve three years’ probation.
A jury in February found Bellor guilty of a felony charge of unlawfully killing an animal and a misdemeanor charge of failing to adequately care for an animal. Authorities say the killing of the dog named Sassy happened Jan. 22, 2014.
Bellor’s lawyer says his client accidentally spilled boiling water on the schnauzer and he panicked, so he ran the dog over to put it out of its misery.