Prison for Pennsylvania man who fatally stabbed dog he thought put hex on him

October 6th, 2017 8:18 am - updated: 8:26 am.

LANCASTER — A Pennsylvania man will spend at least six months in prison for fatally stabbing a dog that he believed had put a hex on him while he was high on methamphetamine.

Joseph Elliott, 29, was sentenced by a Lancaster County judge this week after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty for the stabbing at his Elizabethtown apartment April 28.

Police say they arrived to find Elliott naked with the dead dog in the bathroom.

Elliott will spend one to two years in prison because he also was sentenced Monday for briefly stealing a man’s car April 4. The six- to 23-month animal cruelty sentence will run concurrently to the one- to two-year car theft sentence.

— The Associated Press

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