Travis Archer of Ponce Inlet, Florida was sentenced to one year behind bars for the murder of his 9-month-old puppy beaten.
A Daytona Beach judge also gave Archer 3 years of probation and ordered him pay fines, and he’s not allowed to have a pet.
On April 8, 2016, police said Archer hit his puppy, Ponce, threw him against a wall because he was upset he tore up his home while he was at work.
The dog died, and Archer was arrested. In court Wednesday, Archer apologized to the judge during his sentencing hearing.
“I want you to know, your honor, that I did love my dog,” he said on the stand .