Mineola man gets 1 year in jail, barred from owning animals for 50 years after killing 2 puppies
A Mineola man has been sentenced to a year behind bars for beating two puppies to death and injuring a third.
Ellie Knoller pleaded guilty in March to three counts of felony aggravated cruelty to animals.
As part of his sentence, Knoller will also be face five years’ probation and a 50-year ban of owning animals.
Prosecutors say the 32-year-old beat two dogs so badly in 2019 that their internal organs were damaged.
A third dog Bella lived, but had injuries so bad her leg had to be amputated.