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Suspect in Dog's Death Sentenced to 12 Months

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(KCEN) -- A Waco man accused of beating, strangling and then eating pieces of a family pet will spend 12 months in jail.

Twenty-two-year-old Michael Daniel received that sentence after pleading guilty to animal cruelty.

It happened June 14 at a home in the 4600 hundred block of Athens Avenue.

He was reportedly under the influence of K2 or "Spice" when he began acting strangely.

Daniel was accused of assaulting several people at the home, telling them he was on a bad trip and that the substance was killing him.

He then went into the yard and started chasing a neighbor on his hands and knees while barking and growling like a dog.

That is when witnesses saw Daniel grab a live, medium-sized black dog and bring it to the front porch where he started beating and strangling the animal. He continued abusing the dog, biting into it and ripping pieces of its flesh away.

When officers arrived, Daniel was sitting, unresponsive and incoherent, on the front porch of the home with the dog dead in his lap.

Daniel had blood and fur on his hands, clothes and face.

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