Byron was left with second- and third-degree burns over his head and torso after the brutal attack in October 2011.
Kyle Voissem, 21, left his Mountain Cur called Byron with second- and third-degree burns over his head and torso after the brutal attack in October 2011.
The criminal justice major at University of Illinois-Chicago had been heating up the water to make macaroni and cheese when he flew into a rage at his Chicago apartment.
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Kyle Voissem, 21, faces up to three years in prison for the attack.
Judge James Obbish this week found him guilty of animal cruelty to the 18-month-old dog, after a two-day bench trial.
The court heard Voissem was busted after giving his pet to the the Anti-Cruelty Society so he could be treated.
The Society called for charges to be filed against the student and he was arrested in December 2011.
Byron has recovered from the brutal attack and has been adopted by a new family.
Voissem, a first class gymnast from Wisconsin has been removed from his team’s 2012/13 roster and suspended from the college.
He will be sentenced on May 20 and faces up to three years in prison.
Voissem has also been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Byron was adopted soon after arriving at the Society and is now back to full health.
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