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Man Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty

Man Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty



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(KSL News) -- A Murray man pleaded guilty this afternoon to one count of aggravated cruelty to animals.

On May 25th Marc Vincent put his wife's Chihuahua in the oven at 200 degrees. He took it out and put it back in again for a total of five minutes. The dog survived, but now limps because the heat fused his paws together. He also lost an eye from other abuse he endured.

The Humane Society says Vincent is a threat to himself and society, comparing him to Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer.

"Gene Bairschmidt/Director of Humane Society: "Some people may shrug their shoulders and say, ‘it's just a dog,' but tomorrow it could be a woman, it could be a child, it could be an elderly person. And that's what people need to realize, it's a much bigger issue than just animal cruelty."

Tara Haynes/Vincent's Attorney: "This was a mistake and he doesn't try and dodge responsibility for this."

Vincent will be sentenced on November 6th. He faces up to one year in prison and 25-hundred dollars in fines.

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