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Monday, Feb 28, 2005County: District of Columbia
Charges: Felony CTA
Defendant/Suspect: Kevin Knott
Case Updates: 2 update(s) available
A D.C. man has pleaded guilty to killing a dog because it was beating his dog in a fight. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 21 year-old Kevin Knott shot the dog six times, then pointed the gun at the dog's owners. Knott faces 10 years in prison for assault with a dangerous weapon and five years for felony cruelty to animals.
Prosecutors say the dog's owners inquired about buying a puppy from Knott in March 2005. Knott told them to bring their pit bull to his apartment to see how it would get along with the puppy, which also was a pit bull. But when they brought their dog to Knott's home, he instigated a fight between the dogs. Authorities say Knott shot the visiting dog when it started to get the better of his dog. Knott then pointed his gun at the dog's owners and ordered them to leave with their dead dog.
|D.C. Superior Court Judge John Ramsey Johnson sentenced him to two years behind bars and three years of supervised release. The judge also ordered Knott to undergo drug counseling and anger management, to perform 80 hours of community service and to have no contact with animals.|
|Source: Washington Post - March 18, 2006|
Update posted on May 7, 2006 - 2:48PM
|A man who killed his neighbor's pit bull after it started beating his own dog in a fight has been sentenced to two years in jail. |
Prosecutors say 22-year-old Kevin Knott was sentenced Friday on his January guilty plea to felony animal cruelty charges.
Knott allegedly lured the dog and its owners into the basement of his Northwest Washington home on the pretext of having the pit bulls mate. But the neighbors soon discovered that both dogs were females, and prosecutors say Knott had his dog attack theirs.
But prosecutors say the other pit bull started getting the best Knott's, and he then shot the neighbors' dog.
Prosecutors say Knott threatened to shoot the neighbors if they told police, but they reported the shooting the next day.
Knott's dog eventually had to be euthanized.
|Source: ABC News - March 18, 2006|
Update posted on Mar 18, 2006 - 12:38PM
- Fox5 DC - January 18, 2006
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