Man convicted in dog's beating gets nearly 4-year sentence - WNEM TV 5

Man convicted in dog's beating gets nearly 4-year sentence

Posted: Updated:
Stock photo Stock photo
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) -

A southern Michigan man convicted of beating a dog that later had to be euthanized has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison.

Fifty-five-year-old David Hursley of Battle Creek was convicted last month of felony torturing a dog and misdemeanor cruelty to animals.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports a Calhoun County judge sentenced him Friday to three years and 10 months. Hursley could have received up to 15 years.

Police say Hursley hit a dog with a baseball bat and shot it with a pellet gun in February. He told officers the dog had bit another man.

Assistant Calhoun County Prosecutor Dana Porter said Hursley's attack was excessive compared with the dog's actions.

His attorney told the judge the case has been about emotion, rather than the law.

Copyright 2016 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
<div id="csFooter"> <div class="csFooterCol csFirst"> <img src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wnem/custom/2012/images/footer_wnem.png" alt="WNEM"> </div> <div class="csFooterCol"> <h3><a href="/category/208683/news">News</a></h3> <h3><a href="/category/218258/saginaw-photos">Photos</a></h3> <h3><a href="/video">Video</a></h3> </div> <div class="csFooterCol"> <h3><a href="/weather">Weather</a></h3> <ul> <li><a href="/category/211233/7-day-forecast">7-Day Forecast</a></li> <li><a href="/category/211231/radar">Doppler Radar</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="csFooterCol"> <h3><a href="/category/208684/sports">Sports</a></h3> <h3><a href="/category/209619/about-us">About WNEM</a></h3> <h3><a href="http://www.meredith.com/viewjobopenings">Job Openings</a></h3> </div> <div class="csFooterCol csLast"> <h3><a href="https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/tv-profile/wnem-tv" target="_blank">Online Public File</a></h3> <ul> <li><a href="/story/14910365/closed-caption-concerns">Closed Captioning</a></li> <li><a href="https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/tv-profile/wnem-tv/programs-list/" target="_blank">Children's Programming</a></li> <li><a href="/story/14876769/fcceeo-reports">FCC/EEO Public File Report</a></li> <li><a href="/story/19706808/public-file-contact-information">Public File Contact</a></li> </ul> </div> <div id="csFooterBottom"> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.worldnow.com/" class="csLogoWN"><img border="0" alt="Powered by WorldNow" src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wncorp/logos/worldnow_blue.png"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cnn.com/" class="csLogoCNN"><img border="0" alt="CNN" src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/meredith/custom/2012/images/cnn.png"></a> <div id="csFooterBottomText"> All content &copy; 2018, <span>WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station)</span> . All Rights Reserved.<br> For more information on this site, please read our <a href="/story/30079230/this-web-sites-privacy-policy">Privacy Policy</a>, and <a href="/story/18991/this-sites-terms-of-service">Terms of Service</a>, and <a class="adchoice" href="//www.aboutads.info/choices" target="policy">Ad Choices</a>. </div> </div> </div>