Man gets 5 years for Dallas stomping death of his puppy

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DALLAS – A former Dallas man has been sentenced to five years in prison for the 2016 stomping death of his puppy following a night of drinking alcohol.

The Dallas Morning News reports 36-year-old Thyren Justus acknowledged being too drunk to remember beating his Australian shepherd named Luke.

Thyren Justus, 36

A judge in Dallas sentenced Justus, who pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty.

Justice testified Thursday that he couldn’t recall what happened to his 5-month-old dog.

An attorney for Justus sough probation and said his client is a recovering alcoholic.

Dallas police in March 2016 responded to reports of a disturbance at some apartments, a dog barking and stomping sounds.

The News reports Justus was evicted following his arrest, moved to Oklahoma to live with a relative and later relocated to San Angelo.

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