A 24-year-old man appeared in Magistrates Court this morning [Feb 27], where he was given two years probation after admitting to drowning his pit bull.
Nasir Brangman originally appeared in Court last month, where he pleaded guilty to charge of unlawfully killing and causing unnecessary pain and suffering to his dog Bruno.
At that time, the Court heard that in November 2012, the pit bull had killed a neighbour’s Pomeranian. The defendant had then taken the dog to Clearwater Beach where he drowned it.
After Police had been called in, the dogs body was recovered and a necropsy confirmed that it had been drowned. The defendant said that he had paid $2,500 to the Pomeranian’s owner, and told the Magistrate that Bruno had also attacked other dogs in the neighborhood.
Brangman was represented by lawyer Richard Horseman who suggested a conditional discharge or a $1,000 fine, while the prosecution suggested a custodial sentence.
In addition to the probation, Magistrate Archie Warner ruled Brangman must take programs that were to be recommended by the Department of Court Services.
Brangman, an engineer, apologized to the Court saying “I was trying to make things right.”