Crime & Justice

16 prison months for LA man who crushed Chihuahua

A man has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for running over a dog.
A man has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for running over a dog.
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A Los Angeles man who was caught on video running over his estranged wife's Chihuahua has been sentenced to a year and four months in prison.

LA County prosecutors say 45-year-old Michael David Parker received the sentence on Monday.

Last week, Parker pleaded no contest to animal cruelty.

Authorities said Parker took the 5 ½-year-old dog named Cow Cow to a Hawthorne alley on Dec. 28, ran it over and left the dog to die.

A nearby resident found the dog and put its body in a bag. Police says they tracked down the car from surveillance camera video and Parker was arrested a few days later.