Eastern Iowa Man Found Guilty of Torturing Family Dog
A Buchanan County jury has found an Independence Iowa man guilty of animal torture after he reportedly had his son video him beating the family's dog.
According to CBS-2, 42-year-old Jason O'Neil Johnson of Independence beat 'Daisy' three months ago after she chewed on a pair of his sunglasses. Buchanan County prosecutors said he used his closed fist and a belt during the beating of the dog.
Johnson also allegedly forced his son to video his abuse of the animal to "send to his other children as a warning of what happens when they failed to securely kennel Daisy." The video, which has been shared by KCRG, is absolutely horrifying to watch. I would advise you NOT to watch it but, if you do, please mute the sound.
Johnson will be sentenced at a later date. He faces a maximum of two years in prison.