SAN DIEGO — An Oceanside man convicted of abusing his neighbors’ dogs, including gouging out the attention of a Siberian Husky, was sentenced to just about 10 years in custody Friday.
Jurors last summer time found 37-yr-previous David C. Herbert responsible of six counts of animal cruelty, one rely of burglary and four misdemeanor counts of vandalism for harming two separate households’ canine, certainly one of which remains lacking.
Herbert was handed an 8-yr, 8-month jail time period in a Vista courtroom Friday morning, to be served along with a one-yr jail term on the misdemeanor counts.
Authorities stated Herbert focused a family dwelling subsequent door to him in north Oceanside, burning their two huskies, Cocayo and Estrella, with caustic chemical compounds and repeatedly slashing the tires on the household’s automobiles in 2017.
The household moved out of their rental house after discovering that someone had damaged in and gouged Estrella’s eye out.
About one month later, a new household with two canine moved in, and within two days their 9-yr-previous Golden Retriever Lala disappeared. The dog has never been discovered and is presumed lifeless.
Police discovered a small quantity of blood in Herbert’s automotive and on a baseball bat he owned.
Herbert, who represented himself at trial, testified that Lala jumped in his automotive and he was about to take her to a shelter when she jumped out and ran off.