MIAMI — A man who killed a puppy because its barking woke him up was sentenced Tuesday to 9 1/2 years in prison. Allan Laboy "showed total disregard for life" when he slammed the 2-month-old puppy's head on a sidewalk, Circuit Judge Stanford Blake said.
Laboy, 37, was deemed a habitual offender and sentenced to five years for cruelty to animals, a third-degree felony. He must also serve 4 1/2 years for violating his probation for burglary and other crimes. He was ordered to serve the sentences consecutively.