Peninsula Man Receives Jail Time for Poodle Death

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.

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