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Virginia Beach man sentenced after dog killed by blunt force trauma

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2019-11-13 15:55:41-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Michael L. Romba was sentenced to two years in prison after killing his dog.

At approximately 11:53 a.m. on December 6, dispatchers received a call from someone who was concerned that a dog may have been killed by its owner.

Animal Control officers responded to the 200 block of Cassady Avenue and found the dog involved in the incident. After The dog was removed from the location and a necropsy was performed, determining that blunt force trauma led to the animal’s death.

35-year-old Romba was then charged with one count of Animal Cruelty, class 6 felony, and was released on bond.

Romba pleaded guilty on August 13, 2019.

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