In the cellphone footage, Sporer can be seen repeatedly hitting and kicking Meatball, his 3-year-old mastiff mix, and slamming the dogs head against a wall behind his home. The video was turned over to police, and Sporer was charged. Meatball suffered several contusions on his head and two broken ribs, according to testimony during the two-day trial in June. Sporer was convicted of three charges, animal torture and cruelty, both felonies, and keeping a dog without a license, a misdemeanor. He faced up to four years in prison, although the Dog Bed sentencing guideline range showed a term of probation up to several months behind bars. Sporers attorneys, Jason Malkiewicz and Carl Hauss, have said that an unfair jury instruction regarding torture doomed their client. There is no statutory instruction so attorneys relied on case law. Malkieiwicz said at the time that jury instruction was too vague because it stated any act that causes pain. Given that instruction, he said, if one slaps a dog, it would be considered torture. Court records show Malkiewicz filed a motion for a new trial on Wednesday. Its unknown when Servitto will rule on the motion.