A prison sentence has been sought for a dog owner accused of burying his dog alive.
The Jeju District Prosecutor’s Office sentenced A, a woman in her 30s who was handed over to trial for violating the Animal Protection Act먹튀검증, to 1 year and 6 months in prison, and a 10-month prison term to Mr. B, a man in his 40s who was an acquaintance of Mr. requested the court to sentence
According to the facts of the prosecution, these defendants are accused of burying a poodle alive on the ground at around 3 am on April 19 last year in an empty lot near Dogeuncheon, Aewol-eup, Jeju-si.
Mr. A was not able to commit the crime alone, so it was found that he had asked for help from Mr. B, an acquaintance at dawn on the day of the crime, and she was found to have dug a pit with a shovel prepared in advance and buried the poodle.
This poodle was found by a passer-by about 6 hours later, around 8:50 am, with the rest of the body except for the nose buried.
It is known that at the time of discovery, the poodle was making a ‘ooh, ooh’ sound with only its nose and muzzle sticking out.
When the police investigation began, Mr. A said, “I lost her dog,” and then she reversed her statement, saying, “I thought she was dead and buried her.”
However, as a result of checking the closed circuit (CC) TV and vehicle black box video, the police confirmed that the poodle was alive when it was buried.
When public outcry arose, Mr. A turned himself in with Mr. B on the 21st of the same month.
Attorney A’s defense appealed for her leniency in her closing argument, saying, “At the time, the defendant was under great stress due to personal matters and accidentally committed the crime in this case.”
In his final statement, Mr. A also lowered his head, saying, “I’m sorry for the dog.”
Mr. B’s lawyer also asked for leniency in the final argument, saying, “The accused received a sudden request for help from Mr. A early in the morning on the day of the crime and participated without making a rational decision.”
In her final statement, Ms. B said briefly, “I’m sorry.”
Sentencing is scheduled for next month.
Meanwhile, the poodle recovered and met a new owner in Jeju and was given a new name, ‘Dami’.