Man gets 3¼ to 6½ years in dog-fighting case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man convicted of operating a dog-fighting ring out of a western Pennsylvania home has been sentenced to 39 months to 6½ years in prison.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review said Darryl Bryant, 49, was also ordered to serve 11 years on probation during which he will be barred from possessing animals.

An Allegheny County jury in April convicted Bryant of animal fighting and possessing an instrument of crime after 13 dogs were seized during a March 2012 raid at the Wilkinsburg home.

An animal welfare official said two of the animals were adopted but 11 had to be euthanized.

Defense attorney Samir Sarna sought no more than a year in jail.

Common Pleas Judge Thomas Flaherty said the animals put their trust in Bryant “and he let them down.”


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