Approximate Age: 32
Date of Birth: Aug 25, 1979
Location: Buffalo, NY (US)
Jun 17, 2011 - Buffalo, NY (US)
Convicted: Pit bull punched and kicked, videotaped
Sentence: David N. Roman, whose June 17 beating of 1-year-old pit bull "Diamond" was captured on video and posted on YouTube, was sentenced today to 60 days in jail and barred for life from owning any pet without court permission.
Given that Roman has been jailed since his June 21 arrest, he could be released in about a week under the state's "good time" sentencing guidelines.
After Roman, 31, of Mount Vernon Avenue, pleaded guilty as charged to animal cruelty, City Judge E. Jeanette Ogden imposed the sentence and put Roman on probation for three years. She also ordered 200 hours of community service, as well as mental health and substance abuse treatment based on tests she had ordered after his arrest.... more...
David Roman, 31, who has no permanent address and had been staying with friends in Buffalo and Elma. Roman had five previous felony convictions for various other crimes.