Fitting sentence unlikely if man accused of starving and torturing two animals is found guilty

Brad Nichols, manager of animal cruelty investigations for the Calgary Humane Society, announces...

Brad Nichols, manager of animal cruelty investigations for the Calgary Humane Society, announces that charges have been laid in the deaths of a dog and cat in Calgary, Alta., on Monday May 5, 2014. (Mike Drew/QMI Agency)

Michael Platt, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:32 PM ET

Investigators say he bought the dog and kitten on Kijiji, starving and torturing the two pets for months before dumping them in a back alley with their muzzles taped.

If found guilty of the cruel and repulsive crime, 19-year-old Nicolino Ivano Camardi could face five long years in prison.

But not likely.


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