Cheboygan Man Arrested For Killing Dog Pleads Guilty To Animal Abuse

A Cheboygan man arrested for killing his dog has pleaded guilty for the crime.

Thomas Distasio was arrested earlier this month for beating his four to five month old dog so badly she died.

Distasio pleaded guilty to one count of animal abuse and killing.

He will be charged as third habitual offender for having previous felonies on his record.

Police say Distasio was upset the puppy got in the trash.

He threw her across the room into a large freezer and stomped on her.

A sentencing date has not been set.