Costa Mesa man who stabbed dog pleads guilty to animal cruelty, endangering children


A man who confronted animal cruelty and little one abuse fees after stabbing a dog to loss of life at a Costa Mesa residence in May pleaded guilty final week and was sentenced to 4 years probation, courtroom information point out.

Hector Alfonso Perezrodriguez, 34, of Costa Mesa, was arrested following the May 13 incident, which befell at a house on the 700 block of Shalimar Drive, in accordance to police.

In a May 17 prison criticism, prosecutors with Orange County district legal professional’s workplace, prosecutors alleged the Costa Mesa man “did maliciously, intentionally and unlawfully maim, mutilate, torture, wound and kill a dog.”

The criticism additionally maintained he brought on and permitted two unidentified children to endure and inflicted unjustified bodily ache and psychological struggling on the minors. Court documentation doesn’t point out whether or not the animal cruelty and little one abuse fees are associated to each other or stem from separate occasions that occurred on the property.

Perezrodriguez confronted an extra felony enhancement that stood to add one 12 months onto any sentence delivered for using using a lethal weapon within the fee of the crime, in accordance to county courtroom information.

Appearing in a Santa Ana courtroom days after the incident, the suspect initially pleaded not guilty to one felony rely of animal cruelty and two misdemeanor counts of kid abuse and endangerment.

But in a second arraignment listening to in Westminster final Tuesday, Perezrodriguez reversed course, pleading guilty to all counts. He was sentenced to serve 364 days in jail and 4 years probation, which can finish on Nov. 8, 2025. A decide additionally ordered him to pay restitution of an unspecified quantity.

An on-line jail inmate locator maintained by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department on Monday confirmed Perezrodriguez had been launched from jail the evening after his arraignment listening to, having concluded his sentence, although his precise time served represents simply half of the sentence handed down.

Perezrodriguez is scheduled to seem in courtroom on Nov. 23 for a firearms relinquishment listening to, in accordance to courtroom information.

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