Man accused of killing neighbor's dog pleads guilty

Pablo Cesar Chaves (WRDW-TV)
Pablo Cesar Chaves (WRDW-TV)
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- A man accused of killing his neighbor's dog back in February pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct on Monday.

As part of the plea deal, Judge Carlisle Overstreet sentenced Pablo Chaves to time already served.

Richmond County deputies say Chaves shot the dog twice with a shotgun. Investigators found a chainsaw covered in blood and dog hair at the scene on Chester Avenue.

Chaves told investigators the 9-year-old Rottweiler mix was being aggressive, claiming the animal jumped his fence and attacked his family's chihuahua.

Chaves was previously indicted on charges of aggravated cruelty to animals and discharge of a firearm near a public roadway, but pleaded not guilty to those charges last month.

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