Jimmy Wayne Brown booking photo
SACRAMENTO — A 63-year-old Sacramento man was sentenced on Wednesday, April 20, to nearly three decades in prison for threatening his girlfriend and killing her dog.
Jimmy Wayne Brown was convicted by a jury in February for animal abuse with the use of a firearm, two counts of making criminal threats, reckless discharge of a firearm, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
On February 17, 2015, Brown and his girlfriend, who lived together at a house on the 4200 block of Archean Way in South Sacramento, got into an altercation. He became angry and threatened to kill her and everyone else at the residence. He proceeded to retrieve his gun and shoot one of the family’s dogs. It later had to be euthanized.
Brown was sentenced to 29 years to life in prison by Sacramento Court Superior Judge Robert Twiss under California’s “three strikes” law. According to the District Attorney’s Office, he has two prior convictions for voluntary manslaughter with use of a firearm in 1982 and a conviction in 1962 for second-degree murder in Colorado.