Mario Steven Crawley, 25, of the 300 block of Primrose Lane, will serve four years probation (NO JAIL TIME), perform 20 hours of community service, pay restitution of $82 and pay costs on misdemeanor and summary animal cruelty charges.
The pit bull named Hennessey had injuries including a severed spinal cord, 17 bone fractures, a diaphragmatic hernia, internal bleeding and head bruising from reported abuse that happened between August and October, according to the Lancaster County district attorney's office.
The criminal report went on to state that Crawley’s mother-in-law called the clinic and said Crawley had beat the dog on prior occasions.
An autopsy later revealed Hennessey suffered a total of 17 fractures, torn ligaments in her vertebral column (the DA said its spinal cord was severed from its body), and a metabolic problem that was the result of abuse and neglect, not a fall.
The dog was euthanized by the Lancaster County SPCA Oct. 11 and charges were filed in December.
(LancasterOnline - Mar 24, 2017)