Va. man who skinned, wore guinea pig convicted on animal cruelty charge
A man who skinned a guinea pig and wore the skin as headgear has been convicted on an animal cruelty charge.
Charles Woodson was convicted Tuesday in Warren County General District Court.
The 41-year-old Woodson was arrested in March after neighbors saw him wearing the guinea pig hat, which included the animal's head.
Woodson has said the animal was killed humanely. He had purchased the animal from a pet store.
Judge W. Dale Houff sentenced Woodson to six months in jail, but suspended four months from the term. Woodson also was ordered to serve one year of unsupervised probation.
Woodson must continue undergoing counseling and is prohibited from owning any pets for at least a year.
-- Northern Virginia Daily
Washington Post Editors
May 19, 2010; 10:31 AM ET
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