In a striking show for animal welfare, a Nevada man who gruesomely tortured and killed seven dogs was sentenced to up to 28 years in a state prison on Thursday.
Jason Brown, 25, was arrested last year after a dismembered dog was found inside his Reno motel room. When officers investigated further, they made a shocking discovery - inside the motel room's fridge were four severed dog's heads.
Brown had been responding to local Craigslist ads, offering to take dogs and puppies whom people were giving away for free - and promising to give them good homes.
Some of the owners who gave or sold Brown dogs testified that he "seemed like a normal clean-cut kid," AP reports.
During the trial, the jury heard the terrifying audio from several videos Brown had recorded as he tortured and dismembered the dogs – including the screams and cries from the animals.
"I'm making a jacket out of them," Brown says in one video. "The little white Chihuahuas are my favorite. If I get one of those, they are coming to Jason's house of pain."