Man guilty for role in dog fighting ring

Posted at 5:01 PM, Jan 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 07:43:44-05

A man training dogs to fight in Buffalo has been found guilty.

Edward “Boo” Bishop, 53, of Buffalo was convicted of animal fighting Monday after a non-jury trial. This is his second conviction. In 2010, he pleaded guilty in federal court to sponsoring an animal in an animal fighting venture.

Bishop along with several others, including a City of Buffalo employee, was arrested in a raid in April 2014. Bishop had several pit pulls, dog fighting literature, a training manual for dog fighting and other dog fighting paraphernalia in his home.

During the trial, an expert testified that four of the dogs had injures from fighting. Another expert testified that Bishop was training dogs to fight in his basement.

Bishop will be sentenced in April next year and faces a maximum jail term of four years.




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