Queens man will get 6 months for killing girlfriend’s Shih Tzu

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A Queens man who deliberately killed his girlfriend’s canine was sentenced to 6 months in jail on Tuesday.

Brando Henriquez was handed the sentence following his responsible plea final week to expenses of aggravated animal cruelty, in accordance with the Queens District Lawyer’s Workplace.

“The defendant on this case deliberately killed his girlfriend’s canine after which callously left the animal’s battered corpse in a close-by car parking zone,” Performing Queens District Lawyer John M. Ryan stated.

“This little canine was a part of a household and a resident of Queens County, the place we won’t stand for violence and cruelty towards anybody, together with our four-legged companions.”

Lavonia, the Shih Tzu
Lavonia, the slain Shih Tzu.Stephen Yang

Henriquez tried to say that Lavonia, a black-and-white Shih Tzu combine, ran away in July. Sadly, the canine’s battered stays had been found days later by the girl’s household.

Surveillance cameras captured Henriquez leaving his then-girlfriend’s Broad Channel condo with with a plastic bag containing a lump the scale and form of the canine on July 15, 2018, prosecutors stated.

Henriquez was then noticed on one other surveillance digicam working towards a car parking zone a brief distance from his girlfriend’s residence and returning with out the bag.

Along with his sentence, he will likely be banned from proudly owning animals for 10 years and is required to register with the New York Metropolis Division of Well being as an animal abuser.