Buskerud District Court: Man convicted for causing the death of two dogs

Drammen District CourtPhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB

A man in his late 20s was sentenced in Buskerud District Court last year to six months in prison for using deadly violence against two dogs. His appeal has now been rejected.

The Court of Appeal has decided to refuse the man’s appeal. Thus, the verdict is final, the newspaper Drammens Tidende writes.

The man looked after two of his friend’s dogs in the autumn of 2019. First, one died. A few days later, the other died.

The defendant has consistently denied guilt – he claimed that the first dog was poisoned and that the other dog fell off a bridge. The court didn’t believe him. 

“Overall, it is clear from the overall state of the evidence that the accused exposed the dogs to serious violence and inflicted the injuries on them. (…) Both dogs were seriously injured at short intervals while they were under the care of the accused,” the court ruled.

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