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Wed June 13, 2012
Ex-MSU Med Student Gets Probation in Dog Killings
An ex-Michigan State University medical student accused of killing at least 12 greyhound puppies has been sentenced to five years' probation.
Andrew Thompson pleaded guilty April 23 to three counts of animal killing. Ingham County Circuit Judge Paula Manderfield sentenced him in Lansing on Wednesday.
The judge rejected prosecutors' call for a two- to four-year prison term. Thompson spent 107 days in jail after his arrest.
Before receiving the sentence, Thompson said he was "disgusted and embarrassed" by his actions.
Authorities say Thompson killed the dogs in East Lansing and Meridian Township.
Michigan State's College of Osteopathic Medicine suspended Thompson after his arrest last summer.