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UPDATE: Man who ordered dog attack gets 6 years in prison

Richard Lisko

Richard Lisko

UPDATED Friday, July 26, 2013 --- 9:11 a.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- A Campbellsport man who ordered a dog to viciously attack a teen he had tied to a porch rafter has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Prosecutors say 59-year-old Richard Lisko bound Joel Kennedy's ankles, hung him upside down and ordered his pit bull "Bubba" to bite the teen. Lisko accused the 18-year-old New Berlin man of stealing morphine and gold coins from his home.

Lisko was found guilty in May of false imprisonment and first-degree reckless injury. The Reporter Media says Fond du Lac County Assistant District Attorney Dennis Krueger told the judge Kennedy is afraid of Lisko and what he might do when he gets out of prison.

Lisko says he is sorry and embarrassed about what happened.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 --- 10:04 p.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- A Campbellsport man has been convicted of tying a teenager upside-down and ordering his dog to attack because the man thought the teen was burglarizing his home.

A Reporter of Fond du Lac report (http://fondul.ac/10zbB76 ) says 59-year-old Richard Lisko was convicted Friday of first-degree reckless injury and false imprisonment.

Prosecutors say Lisko hung 18-year-old Joel Kennedy upside-down by his ankles for more than an hour and periodically ordered his dog to attack. Kennedy suffered cuts and punctures to his neck, ears and scalp.

Defense attorney Dan Stevens told jurors that police made a "snap judgment" to believe the teen's story, and investigated accordingly. He said the teen lied to police to hide his burglary attempt.

Prosecutor Dennis Krueger says the teen's feet were numb for almost a month after the attack.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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