Iowa Man Sentenced to Jail Time for Torturing His Family’s Dog
The Courier reports an Independence, Iowa man has been sentenced to serve thirty days in jail for torturing his family's dog and then making his children watch a video of the incident.
Jason Johnson, 42, was sentenced on Tuesday after being found guilty of animal torture in August.
As we reported over the summer,
Prosecutors say Johnson held down the dog, named Daisy, in May and repeatedly beat her with a belt and closed fists for chewing on a pair of sunglasses he had left out. Johnson made his son record the beating to send to his other children, whom he blamed for failing to securely kennel the dog.
Although Johnson was sentenced to thirty days, he will likely only serve a week of actual jail time, provided he successfully completes a year of probation, a psychological evaluation, and 16 hours of community service.