Dog Fighting Sentences
The first people sentenced for high-stakes dog fights in Alabama have received sentences ranging from one to five years. Michael Martin of Auburn received a five-year sentence today. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy and being a felon in possession of firearms. Irkis Forrest of Theodore received a three-year sentence and William Edwards of Brantley received a sentence of one year and one day. Both of those men pleaded guilty to conspiracy. According to prosecutors, the three men admitted to providing dogs for high-stakes dog fights held in east Alabama. Other defendants in this case from Georgia, Mississippi and Texas are expected to be sentenced later this week.