UPDATE: Man Convicted of Killing Dog Gets 90 Days in Jail

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

A former Marshfield man has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for killing his dog.

Michael Loftus, 27, pleaded no contest to amended charges Wednesday as part of plea agreement.

According to court documents, 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.

He reportedly left the animal in a wooded area. Authorities did find the dog's body.

Court documents did not provide a motive.

Loftus, now a Minnesota resident, has 60 days to make arrangements before serving his sentence.

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