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September 16, 2014

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Judge Jerome Tao speaks during sentencing for Jeremy Espiritu, 22, at the Regional Justice Center Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Espiritu told police that he stabbed the family dog, Serenity, with a six-inch serrated knife because he "wanted to." The dog later died of the injury.

Steve Marcus

Judge Jerome Tao speaks during sentencing for Jeremy Espiritu, 22, at the Regional Justice Center Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Espiritu told police that he stabbed the family dog, Serenity, with a six-inch serrated knife because he "wanted to." The dog later died of the injury.