Naked man punches woman in the face and chest before swinging her dog by its leash


Craig Andrew Ledbetter 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after being accused of attacking an elderly woman and her dog, according to police in California.

Now, 52-year-old Craig Andrew Ledbetter of Irvine, has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison after being convicted of attempted murder, elder abuse and cruelty to animals.

According to the criminal complaint, 75-year-old Sara Hurtado walked her dog on the street one afternoon around 3:00 p.m., when Ledbetter, who was naked, threw her to the ground.

Ledbetter then got on top of the victim, and punched her in the face and chest. He then repeatedly kicked her in the head.

Ledbetter then grabbed the dog by the leash, and swung it around. Police had to use a Taser to detain Ledbetter.

The woman suffered serious injuries, including bleeding in the brain, a dislocated arm and an injury to her left eye. The dog was not injured.