Dog shoots man, owner sentenced

2012-04-03 12:37

Moscow – A Russian man was sentenced to a year and three months probation because his dog shot and killed a person.

Igor Solomin (44) was adjudged responsible for the October 2010 death of a friend, who was sitting in the driver’s seat of an SUV at the time of the accident, the Interfax news agency reported today.

The animal, which the report described as “excitable”, stepped on the trigger of a loaded shotgun belonging to Solomin, which was lying in the vehicle’s back seat, according to court testimony.

Solomin told a judge in Russia’s Saratov province, about 720km south of the capital, Moscow, that he considered himself guilty of manslaughter and regretted the incident.

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