A one day trial has been scheduled for the 27-year-old Marshfield man accused of killing his dog.
According to court documents, Michael Loftus said he had been walking his dog Nov. 27 when he killed the animal by breaking its neck.
Loftus told a deputy he took a picture of the dead animal and sent it to a family member.
Loftus reportedly left the animal in a wooded area. Authorities did find the dog's body.
Court document did not provide a motive.
Loftus is free on a $5,000 cash bond.
If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of three-and-half-years in prison.
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