Man pleads guilty to feeding neighbor’s dog to pit bulls

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A South Valley man who fed his neighbors Shih Tzu to a couple of pit bulls pleaded guilty Thursday.

Earlier this year, Marvin Riley went on a rampage in his neighborhood near Rio Bravo and Isleta.

He beat one neighbor in the face with a set of pliers, then stole a small dog out of another neighbor’s yard and thew him into a yard with two pit bulls, who attacked and killed the dog.

At the time, deputies say Riley laughed about it, saying it’s “just something he does.”

Thursday, he pleaded guilty to several charges including extreme animal cruelty. He’s facing up to five-and-a-half years in prison when he’s sentenced next month.

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