Conklin Man Guilty In Killing of Sister’s Dog
A 20-year-old Broome County man has been convicted of two felony counts in the fatal shooting of his sister's pet dog.
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Police had said Kobe Hanns of Conklin killed the dog on January 2. Investigators said he shot the animal after it urinated inside the family's Stillwater Road home.
Hanns was found guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals and criminal mischief in a non-jury trial.
Broome County Court Judge Kevin Dooley announced his verdict Wednesday morning.
The prosecution presented three witnesses, including the New York State trooper who made the arrest and two of the defendant's sisters.
The defense presented three witnesses, including the defendant's father and two other sisters.
The criminal mischief charge was brought against Hanns because the dog, which was a pit bull mix, had been acquired from a Pennsylvania breeder for $800.
Dooley scheduled sentencing for August 10.
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