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A man in Connecticut was sentenced to 120-days in jail for killing a betta fish Oregon State University/Creative Commons
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A domestic dispute sadly ended the life of a pet fish in Connecticut.

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It also resulted in a 120-day jail term for the offender, a man named Juan Vega.

Police say Vega cut the pet in half during an altercation at a Bristol-area home. During the incident, which happened in April, Vega and a woman argued, and the man damaged property at the residence. The woman’s 9-year-old son told police that his fish had been killed.

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The prosecutor in the case says the situation “really did traumatize” the child.

Anna Caplan

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