Bauer rushed Moab to Powder Paws, a veterinary clinic less than three miles away.
This is a terrible case that this dog had to endure.”It happened in November 2015 at Mayer’s home near North 144th and Fort streets.
Sheriff’s department deputies and Humane Society investigators contacted Mayer at his home where they found the 8-year-old German Shepherd mix named Shoes in a white plastic bag on the deck.
“I felt as if he was referring to the shovel he may have used to hit the stray dog.” A neighbor who witnessed the beating told investigators that he asked Martinez why he hit the dog about 10 minutes after the beating. Martinez told (the witness) he would kill any animal or person that came onto his property,” Stephens wrote.
Martinez was deemed mentally incompetent to stand trial earlier this year, but received a certificate of restoration from Patton State Hospital in September.
The 34-year-old faces 18 months probation once the prison time is served.