Philly Man Sentenced For Killing Over Dog Waste
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia man will spend 20 to 40 years behind bars for killing his neighbor in a dispute over dog waste.
A judge on Friday sentenced 28-year-old Tyrirk Harris in the February 2012 shooting death of Franklin Manuel Santana.
Prosecutors say the 47- year-old victim confronted Harris about not cleaning up after his German shepherd and Chihuahua. They say Harris pulled a gun and shot his unarmed neighbor once in the face and four times in the back.
A jury convicted Harris of third-degree murder on Feb. 1.
Harris testified that he acted in self-defense because Santana threatened him over the dogs.