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Former No. 1 overall MLB pick from Cumberland County sentenced to prison in dog’s death

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch
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Shawn Abner, a Mechanicsburg native who was the No. 1 overall in the 1984 Major League Baseball draft, was sentenced to 4½ to 23 months in prison Tuesday in Cumberland County for abandoning his 14-year-old dog and allowing it to die.

Abner, 53, pleaded guilty two months ago to a felony count of aggravated animal cruelty, PennLive.com reported. He already has served 110 days of his sentence.

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In August 2019, a neighbor found the badly decaying Husky at Abner’s Hampden Township home, leading to his arrest. Abner was out of town at the time, the report said.

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