Guilty Plea in Robbery That Led to K-9 Death

Monday, Aug 1, 2011  |  Updated 8:16 PM EDT
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Guilty Plea in Robbery That Led to K-9 Death

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A South Jersey man pleaded guilty Monday to his role in a robbery that led to the death of a police dog.

Evan Scotese, 20, of Sewell is expected to be sentenced to a six-year prison term based on his plea in state Superior Court in Camden.

Scotese and another man robbed a Chinese restaurant on Nov. 30, 2010, prosecutors say.

A Gloucester County police officer and his K-9 partner cornered the other suspect, Skyler Robinson, along busy Route 42 in Gloucester Township. The dog, Schultz, struggled with the man and was thrown into traffic and killed. Robinson is awaiting trial on charges of robbery and injuring a law enforcement animal.

Scotese was arrested the next day. He was not charged in the dog's death.


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