Vegas man taking plea deal in dog slaying case

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Updated: 2/25 10:33 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 22-year-old Las Vegas man who told police he slashed the throat of the family dog because he liked to hurt animals is taking a plea deal that could get him probation or up to four years in prison.

Jeremy Espiritu waived a preliminary hearing Monday on a felony killing an animal charge.

He and his public defender, Donishia Campbell, instead told a Las Vegas judge that he will plead guilty March 5 to a reduced charge of attempting to kill an animal.

Police say Espiritu admitted stabbing and slitting the throat of the black Labrador mixed breed named Serenity at his parents' home on Dec. 5.

The dog died at an animal hospital.

Espiritu underwent a court-ordered psychological evaluation and was found to be fit for trial.

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Sunfire09 - 2/26/2014 10:28 AM
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Wow, attempted? When the animal did die and there is evidence. Screw the plea and give him the death sentence he is obviously a sick individual.

Bubbles - 2/25/2014 11:00 AM
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Plead guilty to "attempting to kill an animal"? The legal/justice system is corrupt, broken and a pathetic joke. This pile of waste will do no time. Hopefully someone puts a 357 in his head.
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