Man sentenced to 25 years in burglary case, service dog shooting

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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Joshua Kelly Patterson (WRDW-TV)
Joshua Kelly Patterson (WRDW-TV)

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- A man who was part of a burglary that ended with a veteran's service dog being shot was sentenced to 25 years in prison with no chance for parole.

Joshua Patterson was found guilty of burglary and aggravated animal cruelty Tuesday, but the state never accused Patterson of being the trigger man behind the crime.

In an interview with investigators, Patterson admitted to going to Kinga Kiss-Johnson's home with two others, knowing about the burglary, and waiting in the bushes until he heard gunshots. But, the hand of one is the hand of all, and a jury believed the state had enough proof to place Patterson at the scene of the crime.

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