Man pleads guilty to killing animals found dead in alley
The man accused of killing animals found in an alley off Indiana Avenue in South Bend has pleaded guilty to two counts of killing a domestic animal.
South Bend Police discovered dead rabbits, squirrels, a possum and at least one house cat deceased in the alley in March 2014.
On June 15, 2015, Ares Lee Howard was arrested and charged with three counts of killing a domestic animal and 8 counts of mutilating a vertebrate animal.
On October 29, Howard pleaded guilty to two counts of killing a domestic animal.
He will be sentenced in December.