The owner of a great dane that died after being found nearly starved to death is sentenced for animal cruelty.
Princess weighed only half her recommended weight when she was rescued from a Knox County home. She spent months in recovery but died in June of cancer.
Virgil Whitaker has pleaded guilty to second-degree animal cruelty charges and will serve 90 days of home incarceration and 12 months probation.
Whitaker was charged with animal cruelty about a month before Romeo's Law took effect, which makes the crime a felony in Kentucky.
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