SAN JUAN – A man in Puerto Rico will serve seven years in prison for biting off the head of a Chihuahua and punching his girlfriend.
The two-month old puppy died instantly, El Vocero reported.
According to the paper, the couple had been living together for about six months and the man, 40-year-old Luis Arroyo, had no history of domestic abuse.
A judge also ordered Arroyo to pay a $3,000 fine in the case that included domestic abuse and mistreatment of an animal.
Arroyo had pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, who owned the dog.
The incident occurred in February in the western mountain town of Lares, a town 52 miles from the capital San Juan.
The AP contributed to this report.