Las Vegas Sun - Photograph : Jeremy Espiritu Sentencing

January 17, 2018

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Jeremy Espiritu, 22, listens to defense attorney Donishia Campbell 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, listens to defense attorney Donishia Campbell 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.