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Defendant Sentenced for Shooting Family Dog, Criminal Threats

DATE:  April 21, 2016

CASE:  Jimmy Wayne Brown

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Susan Nelsen, Domestic Violence Unit

The Honorable Robert Twiss sentenced 63-year-old Jimmy Wayne Brown to 29 years to life in prison. On February 2, 2016, a jury convicted Brown of animal abuse with use of a firearm, two counts of making criminal threats, reckless discharge of a firearm, and felon in possession of a firearm.

On February 17, 2015, Brown and his girlfriend of many years lived together in south Sacramento.  He became angry with her and threatened to kill her and everyone in the house.  He then retrieved a handgun and shot one of the family dogs.  The dog had to be euthanized as a result of the gunshot wound. 

Brown was sentenced under California’s Three Strikes Law.  He has two prior strike convictions for voluntary manslaughter with use of a firearm in 1987 and a 1982 second-degree murder conviction in Colorado. 


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