A Sacramento man is going to jail for heinous acts of animal cruelty. 

Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies investigating an apparent threat Robert Brian made against his female roommate found he was systematically torturing his pit bull Bubba.

Bubba had sustained numerous injuries and was in critical condition when taken to an animal hospital.  

Further investigation found the cadavers of at least three other dogs.  

There was barely enough material in recognizable shape to perform a necropsy on one of the cadavers.  

Brian was subsequently charged with felony animal cruelty as well as assault and making criminal threats.  

He was convicted on Thursday and will be sentenced to prison May 2.  

His former dog, Bubba, has recovered from the near fatal injuries.