Dog killer sent to jail

The Weekend Post - - Nation -

AN ADE­LAIDE man has been jailed for at least three years over a 10-month string of vi­o­lent crimes, in­clud­ing the de­cap­i­ta­tion of a dog.

James Alexan­der Rech, 20, was sen­tenced in the Dis­trict Court yes­ter­day for charges in­clud­ing an­i­mal cru­elty, as­sault­ing po­lice of­fi­cers and stab­bing an­other man in the leg in 2017 and 2018.

In sen­tenc­ing, Judge So­phie David said Rech had re­peat­edly stabbed his house­mate’s Amer­i­can stafford­shire in re­tal­i­a­tion for an un­paid debt.

Rech was sen­tenced to five years in jail with a non-pa­role pe­riod of three years.

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