|Death: ||Feb., 2009|
A former MBTA K-9 police officer was sentenced to serve 18 months in jail for felony animal cruelty.
43-year-old Antonio Carneiro of Rochester was also given 20 years of probation during a hearing Tuesday at Wareham District Court.
In Febuarary, 2009 Carneiro was accused of starving his dog, Nitro, a six-year-old Belgian Malinois to death in an outdoor cage at his home. When examined, the dog weighed only 25 pounds and a necropsy indicated that it may have suffered for months.
Paul Magee, Rochester Police Chief, helped to investigate the case.
Magee said "How could a K-9 officer allow this to happen to his animal ?"
Carniero was fired by the MBTA in 2009.
He will serve his sentence at the Plymouth House of Corrections.
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Record added: May 30, 2011
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