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S.C. Man Gets 35 Years for Killing Police Dog

January 09, 2014  | 

A Midlands, S.C., man accused of shooting and killing a Richland County K-9 officer, pleaded guilty Monday, WOLO TV reports. Maurice McCreary, 24, was sentenced to 35 years for five counts of Attempted Murder and the Killing of a Police Dog.

Deputies say McCreary was involved in an armed robbery in mid-December of 2011. He allegedly ran from deputies and in the process fired at them multiple times, hitting K-9 Fargo who later died.

Fargo's partner and handler, Warren Cavanagh attended Monday's plea hearing and sentencing.

"There was a statement that was made, which is you're not going to get away with shooting at the police officers, you're not going to get away with killing a police dog," says Cavanagh.


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Bob @ VA @ 1/9/2014 11:10 AM

This headline is very misleading. The perp didn't get 35 years for killing the dog. The bulk of that time was likely for the five counts of attempted murder of human LEOs.

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