_News Talk 770
Sentencing arguments have been made in the court case of the man accused of a horrific case of animal cruelty nearly two years ago. Derick Colin Anderson sat with his back to the gallery, his head in his hands at times, as lawyers outlined their hopes for a sentence. Anderson previously pleaded guilty to throwing the 11-month-old Pomeranian named Cujo from the second-storey of the home he shared with his girlfriend, then kicked it to death in September 2010. The crown is asking for a jail term of between six- and eight-months. Prosecutor Gord Haight called it a "breath-taking" example of breach of trust, adding Anderson hasn't gone out of his way to take full responsibility for his action. The defense is asking for a suspended sentence with a term of probation, as Anderson has been diagnosed with intermittent explosive disorder. A sentence will be handed down at a later date.