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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2002County: District of Columbia
Defendant/Suspect: John Hardy
John Hardy, who pleaded guilty, killed the dog, named Reds, after the animal began barking at him and pulling on his pants in an effort to prevent him from attacking his wife with a knife. Hardy, in an earlier confrontation with his wife caused Reds to receive 20 stiches by stabbing him.
- The Washington Post, dtd Oct 15, 2002 - Article: Man Gets Two Years for Killing his Pit Bull
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