Arrested man in handcuffs with handcuffed hands behind back in prison

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man who has served less than a third of a 28-year prison sentence for killing and torturing dogs has been denied early release by the state parole board. The state parole board announced Monday it had denied Jason Brown’s request made in April after authorities previously determined that he had been misclassified as a violent offender. Brown told the board that prison has given him a place to heal and rehabilitate himself, but authorities said he still presents a risk to the community. He pleaded no contest in 2015 to killing and dismembering seven dogs he got off Craigslist in the Reno area.