Sentencing postponed for N.B. man who pleaded guilty to starving dog

Sentencing has been postponed for a New Brunswick man who pleaded guilty to leaving his dog to starve to death.

The defence is asking for a sentence of 90 days after Kyle Springer pleaded guilty in Woodstock provincial court in January to animal cruelty, while the Crown is seeking a term of five to six months.

Court was told today that Springer's dog Diesel was found emaciated in a fetal position in a rented mobile home in 2015 when the landlord checked on the property after ordering Springer out due to overdue rent.

The judge says he needs more time to think about the case and no decision will be made on the sentence until April 18th.