Man convicted of killing dog sentenced gets prison for stabbing man

Adam R. Soto is shown with Zoey, the English bulldog he killed with a hatchet and knife in July 2020 on St. Clair Avenue SW in New Philadelphia.

NEW PHILADELPHIA — A man who previously killed his dog has been sentenced to serve three to four-and-a-half years in prison for stabbing a man in April.

Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Judge Elizabeth Lehigh Thomakos sentenced Adam R. Soto on two charges of felonious assault on Monday, after the defendant pleaded guilty.

More:Adam R. Soto indicted on two charges of felonious assault for allegedly stabbing man

The length of the sentence for Soto, 59, of 211 St. Clair Ave. SW, depends on his behavior in prison. 

The felonious assault charges were lodged after he stabbed a man in the back of the shoulder with a knife April 6 in the 200 block of Front Avenue SW in New Philadelphia.

The victim spent two days in a hospital and endured pain and suffering throughout his rehabilitation, according to assistant county prosecutor Fred Scott.

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