CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – A man accused of beating a dog to death was sentenced to a year and half in prison.
Marc Harding was sentenced on Friday to 5 years, with 3 years and 6 months suspended. In addition to his prison sentence, Harding has to pay restitution to Chesapeake Animal Services.
Harding was charged with felony animal cruelty in January, 2017.
Court documents show that Harding told a magistrate that the pit bull was not his dog, but added that the dog was his best friend.