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October 25, 2014

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Jeremy Espiritu, 22, responds to a question from Judge Jerome Tao during sentencing 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

Jeremy Espiritu, 22, responds to a question from Judge Jerome Tao during sentencing 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.