Judge denies request for lighter sentence for man who set girlfriend's puppy on fire

The puppy that died of his injuries. (Source: Facebook)
The puppy that died of his injuries. (Source: Facebook)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A man accused of setting his girlfriend's puppy on fire will not receive a lighter sentence, a judge ruled Wednesday.

During the investigation, Golson admitted to the crime and allegedly told a Richland County Sheriff's Department investigator, when asked if he was sorry, said: "Definitely, I feel sorry the dog did not light the first time."

Golson's attorney's argued that the five-year sentence was too harsh and that he still could be a productive member of society.

However, the judge in this case disagreed, telling Golson in a crowded courtroom that his actions were "deplorable."

"Sometimes you have to go with your gut," the judge said of her sentence.

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