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Man who killed pet pig gets 5 years

Sentence is in addition to 10 years being served now on firearms felony

October 30, 2008
By Dave Dondoneau
HonoluluAdvertiser

The Makaha man who killed Porky — a pet pig who obeyed voice commands and appeared on an Inter Island Airways TV commercial — was sentenced yesterday to five more years in prison on top of 10 years he's already serving for a firearms felony.

Joseph V. Calarruda's family and lawyer were surprised the new sentence will not run concurrent with his existing sentence, but Circuit Judge Richard Pollack cited Calarruda's extensive criminal past for his sentencing decision.

"The offense in this case was vicious and callous and resulted in the killing of a family pet pig," Pollack said. "The defendant acted purposely and violently in using the knife to kill a family pet. He went into the garage despite desperate pleas of others to stop.

"Based on all

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