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Man killed dog during Christmas dinner, police say

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handcuffs-arrest310x177EVERETT — A 33-year-old man is accused of punching and killing a dog during a Christmas dinner because it would not stop begging for food, the Everett Herald reports.

According to the Herald, the suspect and his girlfriend had guests over for Christmas dinner at their Everett home. The suspect grew frustrated when the dog, a 14-pound Cockapoo named Romeo, wouldn’t stop begging for food.

Witnesses at the party said the man initially grabbed Romeo by the scruff and threw him into a kennel, demanding he stop begging. When the dog came back out, the man allegedly grabbed the dog by the tail and punched it twice in the ribs.

Later, the suspect told witnesses the dog had stopped breathing once it got back back to his kennel and had died.

Police said a necropsy on the dog performed by a local animal hospital revealed it died from a ripped aorta and broken ribs.

The suspect was arrested and is expected to be charged with first-degree animal cruelty in Snohomish County Court.

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5 comments

  • joe

    What a guy.
    Starts with animals then graduates to children and women, the laws against animal cruelty started before domestic violence laws and then were adapted to fit for people too.

  • seahawks98387

    that sun of a b*** someone needs to take a bat and hit him in the head to were he can,t think anymore. they need to charge him like they do people he killed the dog he needs to be charged for murder R.I.P. ROMEO