A Fort Myers, Florida man was sentenced Tuesday to 6 1/2 years in federal prison for fatally shooting his dog in the chest, the FBI said.
Dylan Cottrell, 30, was sentenced to six years in U.S. District Court in Fort Myers.
Cottrell is scheduled to be released in 2021.
Cottrel was arrested on Dec. 31, 2016, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Feb. 23 shooting of a black pit bull mix named Jack.
Jack was not shot in the face.
On Jan. 7, 2017, Cottrel shot the dog again, according to the FBI.
Curtis, who had lived with Cottrier, was indicted by a grand jury in October 2016.
The indictment charged Curtis with second-degree intentional homicide and three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
After being charged with the dog killing, Curtis was fired from his job as a personal injury attorney in Fort Worth, Texas, in April of that year, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
He was charged with two counts of malicious wounding and one count of criminal trespass.
In April of 2019, Curtis pleaded guilty to two counts each of second- and third-degree criminal trespass in a plea deal.
Coulter, who lived with Curtis for five months after the dog attack, was also charged in the case.
The two were ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release after the charges were dropped, according the Star-telegram.
Cotrell was a registered owner of a pet-walking service.
He also owned a small business in Fort Lauderdale, according.
Cotherell’s attorney, David B. Dyer, told The Associated Press in March that he would fight the conviction.
“It’s a matter of fairness,” he said.
“It’s not a matter about the dog.”