The jury deliberated for one day after hearing testimony about the death of "Porky," a 6-year-old hog who belonged to Aaron O'Brien, resident manager of a 130-acre lychee farm above Mililani Mauka subdivision.
"It's pretty cool," O'Brien said yesterday in a telephone interview. "It's about time that something's being done about these things."
At the farm, O'Brien has planted an ironwood pine on top of Porky's grave. He brings food to the memorial on the date of Porky's death.
O'Brien raised the pig from its birth and remembered his 300-pound friend as a "gentle giant" who would obey commands such as "sit" and "lie down."
"I honestly don't think he thought he was a pig, because he didn't like the other pigs," he said. "I think he thought he was a dog."
And from the comments:
Five years 4 killing a pig
Ten years 4 murdering a human
Hawaii Judicial system Priceless!!! Get a Clue