Courtesy of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
Marcos Montano-Topete has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of animal cruelty and animal neglect.
A man who killed a poodle received his sentencing Thursday, which included three years of felony probation, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
Marcos Montano-Topete, 33, attacked his 16-year-old next-door neighbor's 26-pound poodle Globsis with a brick March 26, 2012, Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said.
The dog whimpered in a pool of its own blood in front of Topete's home, and ultimately had to be euthanized by the Peninsula Humane Society.
Topete was found guilty Feb. 8 for felony counts of malicious killing of an animal and animal cruelty.
The unincorporated Redwood City resident was sentenced to three years felony probation; one year in county jail, 352 days of which have been credited; 12 counseling sessions pertaining to animal care; and restitution of $800 to be paid to the victim. He is not allowed to live in a home or work where animals are present, Guidotti said.q
Topete had been out of custody on $10,000 bail bond during the trial.