A BEXHILL man has been convicted and sentenced to nine months imprisonment for killing a family dog in January.

Miles Ross Davidson, 42, was convicted of killing the one year old Whippet cross Staffordshire Terrier, which belonged to Mr Davidson's partner's daughter.

He was looking after the dog while she was away.

On January 22 police allege he tied the dog up and suffocated it by covering it's head with two garbage bags.

Mr Davidson told police he killed the dog because it was preventing the owner from getting a rental property.

The owner of the dog reported the matter to police.

He was arrested and charged on the January 26 and on the June 2, Mr Davidson plead guilty to four offences including Aggravated Animal Cruelty to which he received the nine months of imprisonment, a $350 vet bill and a Companion Animal Disqualification Violence Order.



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