The bad dog of the neighborhood has received a life prison sentence.
The wolf dog hybrid named Chief -- once ordered destroyed for
aggressive behavior -- will become a guard dog at Louisiana's
maximum security prison.
District Judge James Best on Tuesday signed an order turning over Chief to the state prison system, which plans to put the dog to work at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Best had ordered euthanasia for Chief last month after his
neighbors in Pointe Coupee Parish testified that the dog would
frequently escape from his owners' property and terrorize them.
Deputy Warden Bruce Dodd said prison officials read about the
dog and decided he could have a productive life guarding the
perimeter of the 18,000-acre prison farm at Angola.
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