LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who was caught on video throwing his dog off a cliff in Southern California has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Los Angeles County prosecutors say Andres Spancky Raya was sentenced Wednesday after pleading no contest last month to a felony animal cruelty charge.
Prosecutors say the 21-year-old threw his female pit bull mix, Mary Jane, off a hillside cliff into a ravine below on two different days last year. They say the dog was tossed about 145 feet down.
The incidents were caught on a neighbor's surveillance video and the dog was later rescued.
Raya's sentence also includes a prison time for an unrelated first-degree residential burglary case.