Judge Gives 'Life' Sentence To Dog That Mauled Phoenix Child
Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) - Mickey, a dog that mauled a four-year-old phoenix boy, is expected to arrive at his new permanent home Thursday.
Mickey was sentenced to life behind bars in Maricopa county sheriff Joe Arpaio's no-kill animal shelter on Tuesday.
The judge also ordered that the pit bull be defanged and microchipped and that he will not be adopted or fostered out.
Mickey has already been neutered since mauling kevin vicente in february as the boy tried to take the dog's bone.
The attack left the 4-year old with a broken eye socket and jaw.
Arpaio formed the shelter in 2000.
He renovated a section of the first avenue jail that is now air conditioned and can comfortably house the animals.