Animal abusers often get away with their crimes. Not so in the case of Sean Delontay Branch. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail for brutally killing a puppy. The 24-year-old admitted to dropping a cement slab, that weighed more than 90 pounds, on King Tut. The six-month-old sleeping puppy was tied to a neighbor's fence. Branch's reasoning? He was mad at the pup's guardian.
Kudos to D.C. Superior Court Judge Herbert Dixon, who told Branch, ""I don't think you understand the depravity, what it says about someone who does that." The sentence was one month more than what was sought by prosecutors. The judge who handed down the sentence didn't stop with jail time -- Branch will be placed on three years of supervised release after his jail time. And, he was ordered to pay $450 to a crime victims' fund and complete a class that teaches anger management