EDMONTON - A teen who mutilated his mother’s Shitzu-pug was handed a precedent-setting sentence on Monday.
Branden Chailler, 18, was given credit for the nine months and 22 days he already served, with 16 months and eight days left to go.
Judge Allan Lefebvre said Chailler’s cases of break and enters and mischief are separate from the unlawful killing the dog named Ben.
Lefebvre added he is not prepared to view all the crimes “as a spree.”
While previously up for probation, Chailler told a judge, “I’ll have a choice to be good or bad.” Lefebvre concluded Chailler chose to be bad.
According to the agreed facts presented in court, Chailler slit the dog’s throat with a kitchen knife, eviscerated it and let the entrails pour out of the dog’s abdomen.
Chailler took photos of the dog and sent it to a woman he was interested in, who had spurred his advances.
The judge said he failed to see how that would “create any positive impression.”