Man who killed pet pig gets 9-day jail sentence

Man who killed pet pig gets 9-day jail sentence

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A Kauai County man found guilty of criminal trespass for stabbing someone's pet pig to death in 2013 has been sentenced to nine days in prison.

The Garden Island reports that 33-year-old Noah Jeriamiah Elija Smazik, of Hanalei, was found guilty Tuesday of second-degree criminal trespass. Charges of cruelty to animals and criminal damage to property were dropped.

Prosecutors say Smazik had help from an accomplice when he illegally entered a fenced property and fatally stabbed the 400-pound domesticated pig.

His co-defendant, Bronson Howard, served 24 days in jail after being found guilty of second-degree criminal trespass. He was acquitted on charges of animal cruelty and criminal property damage.

Smazik apologized for killing the pig in court Tuesday.

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