Indianapolis, IN – An Indianapolis man who admitted to setting his own dog on fire shamefully spent just 12 days behind bars. As reported by Fox 59 News, 39-year-old Dustin Mitchell admitted that he doused his pit bull in lighter fluid before setting the dog on fire by knocking over a lit grill.
Mitchell’s dog suffered horrible burns over much of his body and he somehow became trapped in the bathroom of a vacant building for an undetermined amount of time before being found.
The dog eventually wound up at Indianapolis Animal Care Services for care, but his injuries were so severe that he passed away. The man who caused so much suffering and pain pleaded guilty to a felony charge of torturing or mutilating an animal before being sentenced by Marion County Judge Linda Brown to 360 days in jail.
But Mitchell did not have to spend that time behind bars – because of a plea deal, he spent just 12 days in jail.
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