BANGOR, Maine — A Dexter man accused of killing his dog was sentenced Tuesday to two days behind bars after pleading guilty to a Class D misdemeanor charge of criminal cruelty to animals, the Penobscot County District Attorney’s office said Wednesday.

Anthony Bari, 53, had been indicted by a grand jury on charges of aggravated cruelty to animals and criminal cruelty to animals last spring.

The more significant charge of aggravated cruelty to animals, a Class C felony, was dropped per a plea agreement.

Bari had been arrested in May 2014 after the dog was found dead off Post Road.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Roberts had told the BDN after Bari was indicted that the dog was suffocated by a pillow.

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