A suburban Chicago man who posed because the proprietor of two small canine, paid a reward to the one that discovered them after which threw them off the highest of a 5-story parking storage has been sentenced to jail after pleading responsible to animal cruelty costs.
The (Tinley Park) Day by day Southtown reviews 23-yr-previous Edward Hanania of Oak Garden was sentenced Friday to 5 years in jail for felony aggravated animal cruelty and 6 years in jail for violating his probation on an unrelated drug conviction. The 2 sentences will run concurrently, Prepare dinner County State’s Lawyer’s workplace spokeswoman Tandra Simonton stated.
Prosecutors stated Hanania obtained the canine by responding to a Fb advert from somebody who had discovered the 2 toy poodles. They contend that Hanania, posing because the canine’ proprietor, paid the one that discovered the canine a reward after which drove them to the highest of a parking storage at Advocate Christ Medical Middle in Oak Garden after which threw them to the bottom.
The paper reported that hospital surveillance video exhibits a person pulling to the highest of the parking deck, climbing from his automotive, wanting over the ledge earlier than strolling again to the car earlier than the animals have been thrown to the bottom.
One of many canine was killed. The opposite suffered damaged legs however survived after present process surgical procedure.
The case was intently adopted by animal welfare advocates, who confirmed as much as every of Hanania’s courtroom appearances and held a rally.
“I feel our presence performed an element in it, I actually do,” stated Peggy O’Leary, one of many activists. “The state’s lawyer got here out final time and talked to us and stated the decide was conscious we have been right here preserving tabs on this man.”