Dog killer sent to jail
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.