Camden man enters guilty plea for animal cruelty charge

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The Camden man who was accused of failing to feed his estranged wife's dog entered a guilty plea on Tuesday at Oneida County Court.

Ian West, 26, pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals. He was sentenced to six months of weekends in Oneida County Jail and five years of probation.

West had originally pleaded guilty to the charge in the death of the dog, named Lainey, and was sentenced to five years probation. Because of a pre-sentence investigation by the probation department, the judged added six months in jail. Because the offer changed, West had a chance to enter a new plea, and entered a not guilty plea in February.

He entered the guilty plea Monday at a court appearance.

West was arrested in May 2013 and was accused of leaving the dog outside. Lainey weighed 15 pounds, when she should have weighed 45. The dog died a few days after being found.




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