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February 21, 2019

Gillette man sentenced to prison in string of attacks

GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette man was sentenced Thursday to more than 10 years in prison for assaults on a puppy, his girlfriend and a fellow jail inmate.

“This is a horrific series of events,” said District Judge Thomas Rumpke. “It’s bad enough that you tortured the animal. … Then on probation you beat up a household member, and if that’s not enough, while in jail, you decided to — pardon the language, but there’s no other way to say it — beat the crap out of somebody.”

In 2016, Santos pleaded no contest to aggravat...

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