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NYC man gets jail for throwing dog off 7th-floor balcony

A man who hurled his pug to its death from a New York City apartment balcony has been sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to felony animal cruelty. (FILE, WKRC)

NEW YORK (AP) - A man who hurled his dog to its death from a New York City apartment balcony has been sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to felony animal cruelty.

Yuk Cheung got the 45-day sentence and five years of probation on Tuesday.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown says Cheung threw the 12-year-old pug, named Yoda, from the seventh-floor balcony in March while arguing with his ex-girlfriend.

He then went to the street, put the dog's body in a box with ice, and dumped it in a trash can.

Cheung will be banned from owning pets for five years. He also will be registered with the city as an animal abuser.

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