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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — An Albert Lea teenager who pleaded guilty to killing his family’s dog was sentenced to 90 to 120 days in an out-of home placement.

The prosecuting attorney said that the 17-year-old pleaded guilty Monday to a felony count of mistreating an animal.

The teen admitted to killing the family Chihuahua with a brick in October after an officer found the dog next to a cinder block in a pool of blood.

According to police, one of brothers of the 17-year-old told them his brother had been upset lately because the family had recently given away one of the dog’s puppies.

When confronted, police said the teen admitted to killing the dog and said he has “unpredictable behavior.”

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