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Man Admits Feeding Puppy To Boa Constrictor, Then Skips Sentencing, Officials Say

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PHOENIX (AP) _ A man who admitted feeding a puppy to a pet boa constrictor failed to show up for sentencing Tuesday.

Joseph E. Beadle, 40, had pleaded guilty last month to a charge of animal cruelty, a felony. He was set for sentencing Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court, and a judge issued an arrest warrant when he failed to show. He was facing up to a year in jail and a $150,000 fine.

His attorney, Gerald Bradley, told The Arizona Republic newspaper he did not know where his client was.

Police reports say Beadle fed the mixed-breed, 3-week-old puppy to the snake in June as two 15-year-old boys watched. He poured cooking oil on the dog so it would be easier for the snake to swallow, according to the reports.

Investigators found the snake was also a victim of neglect. The snake was removed from the home and is in the care of the Arizona Herpetological Society.
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