A man from Stevenson, Washington who said he blew up his family's dog because it had been possessed by the devil will spend the next 12 months in jail.
Christopher Wayne Dillingham, 45, pleaded guilty to first-degree animal cruelty and possession of an explosive device in the deadly blast that rocked neighbours and scattered pieces of Cabella, a yellow labrador, across his yard last August.
The fireworks stand owner had told authorities he was preparing for a nuclear rapture when he strapped the small, homemade bomb to the dog.
News report from original incident.
Dillingham later claimed his ex-girlfriend, who had given him Cabella, had "put the devil" in the dog.