You might remember an article that we ran on a dog called Chico, a border collie, whose body appeared in February 2017 in Montefrío, inside a sack.
Well, just so you can see that there is a spot of cosmic justice out there, the Supreme Court of the land has delivered a final verdict after rejecting an appeal lodged by the man who shot it: 15 months’ imprisonment. A.F. was found not only to have shot the animal, but also cut its throat.
The defendant argued in his appeal before the Supreme Court that he deserved only the minimum sentence, taking into consideration that he had no previous convictions and had collaborated fully with the police and the judiciary. The Supreme court disagreed and confirmed the original sentence handed down by the Provincial Court of Granada.
Together with the suspended prison sentence (anything less than two years is automatically a suspended sentence in Spain) A.F., resident of Monachil, was sentenced to pay the owner of Chico 3,500 euros in compensation, on top of which the S.C. judge added a further 270 euros for the value of the animal. He is also banned from owning an animal or a firearm for a period of three years.
It was on the 10th of February 2017 around 10.00h that Chico wandered onto the condemned man’s land and was subsequently shot and had his neck slashed.
(News: Montefrío, Granada, Andalucia)