teen tried as adult for dogs death*On Friday, a 17-year-old Florida boy learned that he will go to prison for 23 years for the fatal shooting of a retired police dog, according to the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.

Ivins Rosier was found guilty of cruelty to animals with a firearm, in May. Additionally, the teen was accused of burglary of a dwelling with a firearm and shooting into a building in connection with the Nov. 18, 2012 shooting of a police dog as he broke into the home of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, Robert Boody. Rosier’s co-defendant, 20-year-old Gilson Gilles, is still awaiting trial on the same charges.

Prosecutors told the jury that Rosier, who was wearing a GPS bracelet due to a previous burglary arrest, had confessed to breaking into the residence. The Associated Press reported that Rosier had refused to take a plea agreement that would have him serving a sentence of three years less.

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