Saturday, December 8, 2007


The man convicted of kicking a dog like a football and killing it will spend some time behind bars.

Chad Crawford faced up to a year in jail after he was found guilty of aggravated animal cruelty for kicking his neighbor's dog Gizmo, a two-pound miniature Yorkshire terrier, to death in the Nashboro Village Apartments in 2004.

He was found guilty in October.

Friday, he was sentenced to 30 days in prison. Not NEARLY long enough - but at least the judge did not let him off with a slap on the hands.

During the trial, the dog’s owner, Jelani Lewis, told the jury he watched as Crawford got a running start before kicking Gizmo, while another man held the dog in place.

Crawford denied the incident.

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