Man who killed girlfriend's dog by setting it on fire sentenced to probation
David Didlake receives 2 years of probation for fatally burning dog
RIVER ROUGE, Mich. – A River Rouge man who pleaded guilty to setting his girlfriend's dog on fire was sentenced Friday to two years of probation.
David Didlake,27, was arrested Oct. 29 when police found a dog burned near a bottle of accelerant at a home on East James Street in River Rouge.
Didlake also resisted police officers during the arrest.
Didlake pleaded guilty on Jan. 30 to charges of killing/torturing animals, assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer and second-degree habitual offender.
He was previously charged with abandoning/cruelty to an animal resulting in the animal's death, but the charge was dismissed in a plea agreement.
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