SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) - A Sacramento man convicted of dragging his dog down a street while it was tied to the back of his pickup truck has been ordered to serve time in jail.
The Sacramento Bee reports that Phillip "Mohammed" Jackson was sentenced to a year in jail Friday for the death of his pit bull terrier.
Sacramento County prosecutors say after Jackson had an argument with a friend one day last October, he drove off in is truck, apparently unaware that the dog, tethered in the bed of the truck, had fallen out.
The female dog named Lovely suffered severe injuries after being dragged. Prosecutors say Jackson dropped the dog off at a friend's house, instead of taking the dog for treatment.
A veterinarian determined that the pit bull's injuries were too severe to save her.
Besides jail, the 42-year-old Jackson will also have to serve five years of probation.
The Associated Press