Henrico County man pleads guilty to torturing animal to death

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Henrico County man pled guilty Tuesday to charges that he tortured an animal until it died.

Police arrested 30-year-old Stephen Matthew Taylor in November — a week after police investigated his roommate for the same charges.

Taylor had previously been charged with bestiality, but his charges were amended before he entered an Alford Plea.

His sentencing is set to take place Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m.

He is also currently facing a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge, the outcome of which is unclear.

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