Mississippi man found not guilty of animal cruelty charge

TUNICA, MS (WMC-TV) - A Mississippi man was found not guilty Thursday of a charge of animal cruelty and four counts of simple assault.

Michael Wrenn was charged with shooting and killing a neighbor's family pet.  The shooting happened on September 12. According to a Tunica Sheriff's Department report, Wrenn shot a dog belonging to the Kelley family. The dog later died from the gunshot wound.

Wrenn claimed the dog was on his property, growling and acting aggressively toward his children.  The Tunica County Sheriff's Department charged Wren for shooting the dog in front of the children.
Joe Dulaney, who represents the Kelley family, said the dog was not on Wrenn's property, and the defendant killed the dog with malice while putting four children in danger as well.

Dulaney also filed a civil suit against Wrenn for damages.

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