Man gets 26 months for killing Edmonton police dog

The Edmonton Police Service's Troy Carriere speaks to the media outside the courthouse in Edmonton,...

The Edmonton Police Service's Troy Carriere speaks to the media outside the courthouse in Edmonton, Alberta on Friday, Feb 27, 2014. Paul Vukmanich, the killer of Edmonton police service dog Quanto, was sentenced on Friday to 26 months in prison. (Perry Mah/QMI Agency)

Tony Blais, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 9:01 PM ET

EDMONTON - The man who stabbed Edmonton Police Service Dog Quanto to death following a police pursuit was sentenced to 26 months in prison on Friday.

Paul Joseph Vukmanich, 27, who earlier pleaded guilty to animal cruelty, flight from police, possession of a dangerous weapon, impaired driving, resisting arrest and possession of stolen property, was also banned from owning a pet for 25 years and prohibited from driving for five years.

Provincial Court Judge Larry Anderson had adjourned the sentencing from Tuesday after saying he had concerns about the joint submission for the 26-month prison term.

And while he told court he would have given Vukmanich a sentence of more than 30 months, Anderson said he accepted the proposal because it was within the range.


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