The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says Benjamin Fullwood has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, 5 of which to be served in state prison, for his involvement in a brutal attack on Oliver the pig.
Police say Oliver was targeted in the unprovoked attack after wandering from his owner's mobile home. Investigators say Fullwood stabbed Oliver, 23 times.
A second man has been arrested in connection with a brutal pig attack in Effingham County.
52 year old Clyde McFearin was arrested by Effingham County Sheriff's May 29.
Investigators say McFearin owned one of two dogs that were told to attack Oliver the pig, who was a pet of someone in the Bevills Mobile Home Park.
Police say the pig was targeted in the unprovoked attack after wandering from his owner's mobile home.
McFearin faces charges of aggravated animal cruelty and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.
Benjamin Fullwood, who is seen in home video stabbing Olive the Pig 23 times, is also facing various charges, including aggravated animal cruelty.
A News 3 on your side follow up to that horrific pig stabbing in Effingham County.
The incident in Bevilles mobile home park was caught on video last week.
The pig, who was someone's pet, was stabbed 23 times with a pocket knife.
The same man also sicced his dogs on the animal, who just wandered into the area.
"Oliver the Pig" suffered serious injuries in the attack, but after a few days at the vet, was able to come back home and is on the road to recovery and stardom.
"We've gotten national coverage, even international coverage on this topic," explained David Ehsanipoor of the Effingham County Sheriff's Department. "Letters from around the world. The owner has even gotten letters from all around the country and the world. We've gotten letters, people wanting to help pay his vet bills."
The man accused in the stabbing, Benjamin Fullwood, was released from prison on $25,000 bond.
He is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, obstruction and trespassing.
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