The court in Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine) immediately sentenced a person in his thirties on Friday. The man was accused of torturing Xéna, the one-year-old female American Staff Terrier in his care, and then slitting her throat in Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine). The respondent was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, including a period of 12 months fixed; reports The Parisian.

The facts go back to October 7, when the 30-year-old went for a walk with the dog. Dissatisfied with the animal’s disobedience, the man had threatened it. In a panic, Xena had urinated in the building on the way back. The defendant then punched and stabbed her, seriously injuring her.

The perpetrator then finished off the American staff before throwing his weighted body into the Seine. The body was discovered three days later. Thanks to the chip and the tattoo on the body, investigators went back to the suspect. He was also confused by the cameras monitoring his dogs in his home, which filmed the abuse of Xéna.