(Memphis) Sixteen months in prison is the sentence for a Memphis man who admitted to killing a puppy by putting it into a dishwasher.
He is eligible for parole after about 5 months.
He could have faced several years in prison.
Marcus Curry, 27, pleaded guilty to felony charges of aggravated animal cruelty for the killing of “Daisy.”
Witnesses told police Curry put the puppy in the dishwasher, turned it on and left it running.
It’s not clear why they did not intervene.
curry was also indicted on misdemeanor charges of “cruelty to animals for allegedly leaving the same small dog, a mix-breed named Daisy, tied to the porch with no food or water prior to the dishwasher incident.”
Workmen found the dog’s body in a dumpster and notified police.
Curry also is accused of fraudulent use of his great aunt’s credit card, on which he charged $600 without her authorization.