#TheList Daniel Devlin of 33 Greenhead Road, Wishaw, North Lanarkshire – stole ex-girlfriend’s dog, poured petrol over him and burned him alive
Deciding he wanted rid of his girlfriend’s cross terrier dog Sam, Devlin stole him, drove to a deserted wood and tied him to a tree with a piece of rope. He then poured petrol over the dog and set him alight.
Sam was found the next day, barely alive and in agony, by a couple out walking
The tiny dog suffered 70% burns to his body and had to be put to sleep.
The court heard how Devlin had callously told a friend “I’ve tortured it, that’s it done”.
The presiding judge noted that Devlin showed no remorse for his actions. It came out later that he had also threatened a witness who was giving evidence at this trial.
Sentence: jailed for seven months. Banned from keeping animals for life.