Parole hearing unlikely for man who dismembered dogs

RENO, Nev. -- A Reno man sentenced to 28 years for killing and dismembering seven dogs will have a hearing to determine if he can be eligible for parole for one of his convictions.

The Reno Gazette Journal reports Jason Brown was sentenced in early October and is set for a Dec. 31 parole hearing that Deputy District Attorney Derek Dreiling says is unlikely to occur.

A judge will decide whether to grant the prosecution's request to aggregate the sentences under a law that went into effect in July 2014, making Brown serve at least 133 months.

Dreiling said the defense is not opposing the motion.

If the judge decides against aggregation, the sentencing hearing would go forward as scheduled.

Defense attorney John Oakes could not be reached for comment Saturday.
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