From Boston Herald
A Manchester man who admitted shooting his pit bull in local woods has been sentenced to 40 hours of community service at an animal rescue league after his charge was reduced to a misdemeanor in Candia District Court. Thirty-nine-year-old Adam Lamotte was facing a felony charge of animal cruelty. The New Hampshire Union Leader says Lamotte’s sentence also includes a six-month probation period during which he cannot own domestic animals.
Lamotte turned himself in to police in February after learning through a news story that they were looking for the dog’s owner. The pit bull was found tied to a tree off a trail on the Manchester Water Works property near the Route 28 bypass.