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Canadian gets prison for killing police dog

Friday - 2/28/2014, 6:50pm  ET

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- A Canadian man who killed a police dog earlier this year has been sentenced to 26 months in prison.

Paul Joseph Vukmanich, 27, was high on drugs and fleeing from police last October when he repeatedly stabbed the dog named Quanto.

Officers had set the German shepherd loose after Vukmanich was caught driving a car with stolen plates and ran away on foot.

Judge Larry Anderson said Friday that Vukmanich is also banned from owning a pet for 25 years.

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