Dog Torturer Convicted

DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — A doctor from Dearborn County has been convicted on three counts of torturing or mutilating an animal.

A jury found Dr. Joseph Stubbers III guilty on Monday.

Stubbers, 58, of Bright, was accused of hitting a dog named Cooper in the head with a hammer and shooting it twice in July 2019.

A child who saw Stubbers hit Cooper with a hammer testified during the trial. Other witnesses told the jury they saw Stubbers shoot the dog.

Cooper was rescued by Dearborn County Animal Control.

Stubbers will be sentenced in September.