30 days in jail for shooting dog in Estacada

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OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) -- A man who shot and killed a neighbor's dog when it charged at him in a rural Estacada neighborhood was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Gerald Patrick Nagle was cited for recklessly endangering another person because two children were in a nearby yard April 23 when he shot the large German shepherd. The dog named Outlaw died in the street.

The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/K62ftO ) Clackamas County Circuit Judge Susie Norby said firing bullets in a residential neighborhood where children are at play is outrageous. She questioned his mental health.

Nagle's lawyer said he was terrified of the dog that would bark and snap at him when he went to the mailbox. The lawyer says Nagle got no help from the dog's owner or animal control authorities.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com