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Man Sentenced in Animal Cruelty Case

Todd Pittenger / Metro Source NewsNovember 5, 2019

A man who killed a dog belonging to a Salina family during an animal cruelty incident in Wichita has been sentenced.

Back in December of last year a a 13-year-old Bichon-Maltese mix named Benji was killed. 20-year-old Cole Carter was driving in a neighborhood when he got out of his car and beat the small dog to death.

A Salina family owned the dog. They were in Wichita visiting for the weekend. A family member, who lives in the neighborhood, was dog sitting when Benji got out.

At the time Carter was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and carrying a concealed weapon.

Carter was sentenced to 12 months in jail and 12 months probation.

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