LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A 42-year-old man has been sentenced for killing the family dog during a domestic dispute in August of 2020 at a home near the 215 and West Cheyenne Avenue.
Russell Kelly’s wife told police that her husband shot their dog during an argument about money and a pyramid scheme.
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The dog reportedly bit or nipped him earlier in the evening but was lying in her dog bed at the time she was shot.
Kelly was able to negotiate a plea deal and was sentenced to 2 years of probation on a single charge of felony cruelty to animals. He will not be allowed to own any guns or have any pets during that time.