A Stevens Point man convicted of killing a dog in front of his son is scheduled to be sentenced in October.
Todd Boaz, 36, pleaded no contest to mistreating an animal causing death and causing mental harm to a child. By accepting the plea Boaz avoids a jury trial.
The incident happened Dec. 19, 2013. According to court documents, Boaz admitted to killing his mother's dog, Lucky by stabbing it several times, and told an officer the dog “didn't go easily” and that it “put up a fight”.
Investigators says Boaz's arm had serious injuries and had numerous scratches which Boaz said were from the dog. Boaz's son said his father believed the dog was suffering because it was always scratching itself.
Boaz told police he killed the dog and discarded its body behind their apartment. Court documents state the dog was a Boston Terrier.
A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for October 3.
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