Elkhart teen pleads guilty to torturing puppy with fireworks

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

ELKHART, Ind. An Elkhart teen has pleaded guilty to torturing a pit bull puppy with fireworks.16-year-old Marquis Gary is charged with armed robbery and animal cruelty.

According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, Gary pleaded guilty to both charges Thursday in court. Court documents say that back in July, Gary threw a lit firecracker at a pit bull. She picked it up in her mouth, and it exploded.

The dog had to be euthanized. Gary is scheduled to be sentenced January 16.


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