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Ohio firefighter who killed dogs loses job
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Thursday, 16 July 2009 16:09

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio firefighter sentenced to 90 days in jail for killing his dogs has now lost his fire department job.

Columbus Public Safety Director Mitchell Brown said in a brief statement Thursday that he decided to terminate 43-year-old David Santuomo on the recommendation of the fire chief.

The firefighter pleaded guilty last month to three misdemeanors, including two animal cruelty counts. Prosecutors say Santuomo tied his two mixed-breed dogs to a pipe in his basement and shot them in December.

A spokesman had said the fire department received thousands of messages demanding Santuomo be fired.

Santuomo's attorney Sam Shamansky says he plans to appeal the decision. He says Santuomo believes he made a mistake but that it doesn't change his willingness to continue as a Columbus firefighter.

 

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