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ST. LOUIS – A man accused of extreme animal abuse and neglect that lead to the death of two dogs has been sentenced, according to the Humane Society of Missouri.

Jerome Barringer received one year in jail as well as two years of probation for extreme neglect and starvation.

According to the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force, two adult pit bulls were found near a house fire in north St. Louis. One dog was found dead due to a number of conditions, including starvation, ulcers and parasites.

The other dog, Honey, was alive and treated but due to severe heartworm and whipworm was later euthanized.

Barringer pleaded guilty to the animal abuse and received the above sentence. He also will not be allowed to own pets and will have to pay $500 to Humane Society of Missouri and complete 100 hours of community service.

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