A Buffalo man involved in setting a Jack Russell terrier on fire last fall will be sentenced at 11 a.m. on June 27 by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia.
The sentencing of Adell Ziegler was scheduled for Friday, but was postponed after a conference among the judge, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office and Ziegler’s attorneys.
Questions arose after the DA’s office recommended that, as part of the sentencing, Ziegler be forbidden to own or harbor animals for a period of time.
Authorities last fall arrested Ziegler, who was 19 at the time, on felony animal cruelty charges for dousing the terrier with lighter fluid and setting it on fire. Police also charged Ziegler’s nephew, Diondre Brown, 18, who was sentenced in May to six months in jail, but was released on time served.