A man who subjected a dog to one of the slowest, most painful deaths possible has been handed a punishment so mind-bogglingly slight, it's almost as shocking as the crime itself.
Warning: Graphic photo below
This week, Jonathan Thompson of Winona, Mississippi, plead guilty in court to charges of animal cruelty for burning his pit bull alive in his backyard last month. Although he had disposed of the animal's body before it could be examined, a photo taken shortly after the incident shows the dog's scorched remains surrounded by singed grass, suggesting that the dog had tried to roll around in an attempt to put out the flames.
For that sickening act of cruelty, Thompson will not serve a single day in jail. Instead, he was ordered to pay a $327.50 fine.
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