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Marcos Montano-Topete Found Guilty For Felony Counts Of Malicious Killing Of An Animal And Animal Cruelty

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A man who killed a poodle received his sentencing today, 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. Topete had been out of custody on $10,000 bail bond during the trial.

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