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December 24, 2012
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Man to be sentenced for chopping dog

Christopher Thomas, STAR Writer


A St James man who chopped his neighbour's dog in retaliation after he claimed the neighbour had killed his dog, will be sentenced in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on January 18.

Orane Reid, of Granville, pleaded guilty to cruelty to an animal when he appeared in court on Wednesday.

The court was told that Reid used a machete to chop Keisha Malcolm's dog in its face earlier this month. Malcolm was not present at court.

"Why did you do that, sir?" Resident Magistrate Sandria Wong-Small asked Reid after he entered his plea.

"One morning, my sister told me that my dog ate some of her (Malcolm's) chickens and then they killed two of my dogs," said Reid.

Reid's mother, who was present in court, told the magistrate that she had attempted to make restitution with Malcolm for her chickens.

"I was at work and got a call from my daughter about what happened," said Reid's mother. "I said to her (Malcolm) that I would buy back her fowls, then I was told that they killed two of our dogs and I made a report to the Granville Police Station."

Reid's matter was subsequently set for sentencing on January 18.

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