Man Indicted On Animal Cruelty Charges For Allegedly Setting Dog On Fire

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Whitehaven resident Brian Gillum faces up to six years in prison for allegedly setting his girlfriend’s miniature Doberman Pinscher on fire.

The occurrence took place on September 5th, 2012 in the 4000 block of Webbway, according to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office.

After Gillum, 31, and his girlfriend got into an argument over his car keys, he allegedly picked up her 2-year-old miniature Doberman Pinscher, Bentley, and walked outside onto the patio where he doused the dog with lighter fluid and set it on fire.

The dog sustained extensive burns on its legs, hindquarters, face and eyes. It had to be euthanized.

Gillum has been indicted on charges of aggravated cruelty to animals. The charge is a felony and carries a punishment of up to six years in prison.

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