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Man charged for allegedly blowing up his dog

SKAMANIA COUNTY — A 45-year-old man was arrested early Sunday morning near Stevenson, Wash., after sheriff’s deputies allegedly found he used an explosive device to blow up his dog.

Skamania County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home around 3:45 a.m. after reports of an explosion. Deputies arrived to allegedly find the remains of a dog strewn about Christopher Dillingham’s property and surmised he strapped an explosive device to his dog and blew it up.

Investigators from the sheriff’s office, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Metro Bomb Squad are investigating the incident.

Monday afternoon Dillingham was charged with one count of possession of explosives, one count of reckless endangerment/domestic violence and one count of reckless endangerment.

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6 Comments to “Man charged for allegedly blowing up his dog”

    donald kirby said:
    August 5, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    what about severe animal cruelty [:(

    guest said:
    August 5, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    This is the saddest article I have read in quite a while. I hope the dogs soul can forgive the man that did this. I said a prayer for you little dog, may you rest in peace.

    Clam said:
    August 5, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    this is disgusting. i bet the idiot will hardly receive more than a slap on the wrist. he deserves extreme punishment.

    Debbie said:
    August 6, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Anyone who would do this to an innocent animal, needs to get severe animal cruelty charges against him

    KKVW said:
    August 9, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    I firmly believe that all animal and child abusers should be required to have the same thing done to them that they did to their victim. I am so sickened by this.

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