Man Sentenced in Animal Cruelty Case

Man changes plea to guilty for shooting cats with arrows

Published 08/31 2016 09:09AM

Updated 08/31 2016 09:09AM

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A Bismarck man facing animal cruelty charges for shooting two cats with arrows and leaving them on a woman's deck pleaded guilty in Burleigh County court Wednesday.

Kristofer Gilliam submitted an Alford Plea, which means he agrees a jury would find enough evidence to convict him if it goes to trial, but he doesn't admit to committing the crime.

Judge Bruce Haskell sentenced Gilliam to a one year suspended sentence and an additional year of unsupervised probation.

Gilliam recently served 14 days in jail for another crime.

Gilliam will also have to pay court fees and a total of $100 for, 'victim assistance.'

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