In February, Matthew Beauchamp was charged with torturing his dog "Lad." The collie was found shot in the face near Maceo, Kentucky, then later flown to Louisville by an animal rescue group called Arrow Fund.
Beauchamp's trial was set to begin today but he entered into a three year diversion agreement. He is not allowed to carry a firearm or own a pet. If he's caught violating those rules, he will have to spend three years in prison.
Lad survived several surgeries before he passed away in June.
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