Dog Torturer Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

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A California judge gave out the maximum sentence to a man for the abominable abuse of his pit bull.  Thankfully the dog survived, and his abuser is spending the next decade and a half in prison.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White sentenced Robert Lee Brian to the maximum sentence of 15 years and 6 months for the torture of his dog Bubba.

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The man was facing felony abuse charges after Bubba was seized in October 2013.  His skull and snout had been fractured, and suffered other trauma to his face, as well as chemical burns.  He lost sight in one eye, but otherwise went on to make a full recovery.

Once Bubba was removed from the property, officials found the remains of three other dogs on the property.  Only one body was in a good enough condition to have a necropsy performed, but the visible skull and facial fractures led to Brian receiving felony charges in addition to the ones he faced for Bubba.

119 thoughts on “Dog Torturer Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison”

    • WE DO! We need more judges handing out penalties such as this. I read soo many stories where the abuser’s get a slap on the wrist. Even one story the judge ordered the dog to be returned to the abuser. What a shame.!

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      • A guy here just got 5 months jail (meaning he’ll probably be out again in 2), for starving his dog almost to death. SPCA tried hard to save it, but ended up having to put it down. Animal welfare laws are OK here in NZ, but judges rarely jail offenders, in spite of public outcry.

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  1. How could someone treat any animal like this ? So sad but glad to hear the pup is safe and sound now. The judge did the right thing ! Lock the cell and throw away the key !

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    • michael vick did worst than this, but because he is ” special”, he spent a few months in jail and now he’s out playing football for the NFL again! He killed alot more than 4 dogs and didn’t do it fast!

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        • The dogs that Vick killed and tortured can’t “get over it”. I’m tired of hearing how he paid his penalty. That big asshole did not pay a big enough penalty, and has been whining about not being able to get a dog for his kids…please. He should explain to his kids why they can’t have a dog. He takes no responsibility for what he did. He should be tagged as a disgusting horrible dog abuser forever because that it what he sentenced the dogs to…their deaths are forever. No passes for him just because he is/was a good football player!!

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        • What the hell kind of comment is that?? Get over it sounds like a family member or someone who has has a serious problem with God

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      • I completely agree. Not sure why these other people are telling you to “get over it.” Kind of a hypocritical response.

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      • Michael Vick deserves to hang from that tree as well but I wouldn’t want to kill him quickly I would love to pour acid on him and watch him burn

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      • And he is now allowed to own dogs again. And does..because he said he is sorry and did his time. Only thing I can do myself is never to allow a football game with the scumbag in it to be watched in my home. He is so disgusting and will continue to be so for the rest of his sorry life

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  2. Yep, took my lunch late so I could go witness the sentencing. He basically told him he had no redeeming qualities and if he could have made the sentence longer, he would have 🙂

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  3. Great news indeed, pity he couldn’t have swung from the end of a rope but 15 years is a good sentence full marks to the judge. It’s a pity we don’t have more judges like you especially here in the UK

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      • To many here in the US are let go with a slap on the hand or nothing at all!! I Hope some day that judges will start imposing the maximum sentences from the start, because if they do it once and get away with something such as this they will continue to do it!

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    • I totally agree. The bastard got what he deserved, well done judge. If the UK Judges had ore balls then they would do the same kind of sentencing. Glad the pup is recovering bless him.

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  4. These sick bastards need to have what they have done to the animal done
    to them an eye for an eye i hope u get whats coming to u in prison
    you are lower than scum!!!!

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