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Tualatin man guilty of killing neighbor's dog

Claimed self-defense against beagle-dachsund mix


A Tualatin man was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years of probation for fatally shooting a neighbor's dog.

Gregory Michael Chupp, 42, is required to undergo alcohol and substance abuse evaluation and pay $830 in restitution.by: SUBMITTED PHOTO. - Chupp.

The Washington County Circuit Court ruled Chupp must also relinquish the weapon he used to kill his neighbor's beagle-dachsund mix when it wandered into his backyard in the 8300 block of Ozette Court after 10 p.m. on July 17, 2013. Chupp told jurors he shot the dog in an act of self-defense. As a human being, he said, he could be classified as livestock and that he was endangered by another animal.

The jury convicted him of first-degree animal abuse. Chupp will not be allowed to own a firearm for three years. He is also prohibited from owning a domestic animal for five years.

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