Newfield, N.Y. — A Newfield man has admitted to shooting his dog and will face a maximum of two years in jail, the Tompkins County District Attorney’s Office announcd Monday.

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Jeffrey M. Wood, 39, of Meadowbrook Lane, was accused of shooting the dog Lillie twice in the head. On Friday, he pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals charges in Tompkins County Court, the DA’s office said.

The incident occurred on Sept. 19. Wood left the dog in the yard overnight after shooting it twice in the head, according to law enforcement.


The dog had to undergo multiple surgeries and is now blind, the DA’s office said.

Assistant District Attorney Eliza Filipowski prosecuted the case and Judge Joseph Cassidy presided.

A sentencing date has not been set.

Read The Voice’s feature story on the case: Newfield man fights to keep dog he rescued after shooting

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