BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A 23-year-old man who worked at a dog grooming and daycare business admits beating a dog to death while it was in his care.
Prosecutors say Jarrod Dillman caused the death of a 3-year-old Havanese mix named Alessio in August at PawPrints by Penny in Buffalo. Dillman admitted he used a leash to throw the dog against a wall and repeatedly kicked the dog while wearing boots.
A necropsy showed the dog died of blunt force trauma.
Dillman pleaded guilty to a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to animals and faces up to two years in jail when he's sentenced in January. He remains free on $5,000 bond.