Dog fighting bust in West Hempstead

January 17, 2014 6:45:50 PM PST
A dogfighting bust on Long Island turned up eight pit bulls living in deplorable conditions.

26-year-old Hector Hernandez could face up to one year in prison.

Investigators discovered the dogs caged in a makeshift structure at Hernandez's home in West Hempstead Thursday.

They also found heavy restraint chains and a treadmill modified with dog tether.

The dogs had scars on their faces, necks and ears consistent with bite wounds.

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