Man Who Drowned Nephew’s Dog Gets Two Years in Prison

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FRESNO (AP) — A Central California man has been sentenced to two years in state prison for drowning a dog by tying a backpack filled with rocks to the animal and throwing it into a swimming pool.

The Fresno Bee reports 66-year-old Timothy Holloway was sentenced Monday for killing his nephew’s pit-bull mix in Fresno three years ago.

Prosecutors say Holloway killed the dog after the animal had apparently killed a cat belonging to his mother.

They say Holloway went into his nephew’s house without permission, hogtied the dogs’ legs, tied a backpack full of rocks and dumped the animal into his nephew’s pool.

In addition to prison, Holloway will not be able to own or reside with any pets for 10 years, will not be able to own or possess any firearms, and will be required to undergo counseling.