Sydney Dog Killer Avoids Jail After Stabbing

Stabbed his neighbour's dog with a knife

Sydney Dog Killer Avoids Jail After Stabbing

An intoxicated Sydney man who fatally slashed and stabbed his neighbour's dog with a 30-centimetre kitchen knife after it bit his genitals during New Year's Eve celebrations has avoided jail.

George Ranatora Tuicina, 26, admitted to stabbing the five-year-old male Staffordshire cross cattle dog named Bear five times in the early hours of January 1 at Airds, in southwest Sydney, because he was "enraged" the dog had bitten his "genital area".

Magistrate Philip Stewart at Campbelltown Local Court on Wednesday sentenced Tuicina to a 12-month intensive corrections order for killing Bear and fined him $400 for entering enclosed lands without consent.

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