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Man poisons dog after stepping in droppings

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 9:40 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 12:59 AM
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A Hephzibah man says that his brother-in-law killed his dog last week after stepping in the dog’s droppings.

The 43-year-old victim told police Monday that he began arguing with this brother-in-law, who lives with him on Windsor Spring Road, after he found his Jack Russel terrier dead about 7 a.m. Friday, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The dog was found foaming at the mouth.

The victim told police that his brother-in-law admitted to killing the dog that morning because he has stepped in the dog’s droppings in the yard. The suspect, however, told police that the victim was accusing him of something he didn’t do.

Police say the brother-in-law was under the influence of prescription pills when he made the statement, and was taken to Doctors Hospital for a mental evaluation.

The victim told police that when he took the dog to a veterinarian, he was told the dog was poisoned.

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TheGeorgian
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TheGeorgian 01/27/14 - 11:09 pm
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Out law in laws

There are more combined families sharing quarters nowadays than I have seen in the past but no one should ever have to put up with toxic relatives of any degree. I am sorry for the poor dog who didn't know he did anything amiss and strongly advise the owner to permanently rid himself of this brother in law. Life is too short to be plagued by people one did not necessarily choose as friends.....and we don't choose our relatives. Don't mind me. I changed my name and moved away and never regretted it for an instant. Many family trees are of the coconut variety.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 01/28/14 - 08:32 am
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Phrase of the day

Can you say, "anger management"?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/28/14 - 08:34 am
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What a shame

Too many times we see innocent animals pay a price for stupidity....
sad.

corgimom
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corgimom 01/28/14 - 10:39 am
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How that poor dog suffered.

How that poor dog suffered.

Some so-called humans.

He probably did it with rat poison or antifreeze.

Wonder what he'll do to his wife when he gets mad at her.

Discussionstarter
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Discussionstarter 01/28/14 - 10:44 am
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The brother-in-law needs to be prosecuted.

To intentionally kill a dog..... is reason enough to prosecute.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 01/28/14 - 11:06 am
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If he
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was my in-law and guilty of murdering my dog, he'd be in the same condition as the dog.

grinder48
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grinder48 01/28/14 - 11:33 am
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Ancient Dog
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Not to make light, the killer should be prosecuted, but the article says the victim was 43 years old. That's a really old dog ...

David Parker
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David Parker 01/28/14 - 11:37 am
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JR Terriers are epic dogs

JR Terriers are epic dogs too. What a shame.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 01/28/14 - 12:27 pm
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If I Were The Dog Killer

I would be finding me new living arrangements. Trying to sleep with one eye open, really cannot be done. I know of some people that would love to have "playtime" with the brother-in-law.

Dseven
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Dseven 01/28/14 - 12:30 pm
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TheGeorgian

U R right on the $.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/28/14 - 03:37 pm
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If it was my dog, there would

If it was my dog, there would be retribution for sure. When an animal strays onto others' property, bad things can happen, but on my own property???

KSL
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KSL 01/28/14 - 07:07 pm
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The idiot made the mistake

The idiot made the mistake himself, not looking where he was walking. My house he was staying at, any body's dog, he is gone. That behavior is not normal. He is outof my house. Locks changed. Alarm system on. Guns readily loadable or already loaded.

You have to be leery of nutcases.

willie Lee
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willie Lee 01/28/14 - 08:19 pm
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Time Out!
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Where was all this wrath when the cop shot a dog for barking?

TheGeorgian
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TheGeorgian 01/28/14 - 11:19 pm
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Gone for good

KSL, please don't take him back if he tries to return. This guy belongs in a mental ward for a loooog time.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 01/29/14 - 09:52 pm
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Willie, This dog did nothing

Willie, This dog did nothing but do what dogs do in the yard. The other dog was aggressive toward the police officer and was not restrained by the owner. If you do not see the difference then there is no help. A pit sure is more dangerous than a small Jack Russell. That brother in law would be gone from my home even if he had no where to go but under the bridge. My small dogs are my pets and my companions and are always in the house or fenced yard.

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