Man accused of killing dog with pruning shears

Man accused of killing neighbor’s dog with pruning shears

A Utah man is accused of killing his neighbor’s small dog with pruning shears on Friday. According to St. George News, the man allegedly attacked the Yorkshire terrier with the shears after the dog wandered into his yard on Friday afternoon.

The St. George Police Department issued a statement about the incident to Facebook followers on Saturday:

What is known and is not in dispute, is that a small dog entered the neighbor’s yard and approached the man, who was maintaining his landscaping. The man swung a long handled pruning sheer at the dog when it approached him. The sheers ended up striking the dog in the head, killing it instantly. As sad as it is that the dog was hit and killed, the circumstances were worsened by the fact that the incident was witnessed by the dog owner’s juvenile daughter.

According to the police department, there are “conflicting accounts” about what the suspect’s intent was when the dog entered his yard. The department stated, “This was not an offense that happened in the presence of an officer and as such an arrest can only be made under a narrow set of circumstances. We have been, and will continue to be in contact with the prosecutor’s office to determine the appropriate course of action.”

The department has advised those concerned that the situation remains under investigation and further details cannot be shared at this point in time.

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  1. edward
    edward says:

    Asshole you would pray that the cops arrested you ass because if I find you I wish you weren’t f****** boring scumbag for the poor people that had to come back for a neighbor I’m very sorry for your loss

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  2. pennysdachshund
    pennysdachshund says:

    Wow!!! This individual is definitely UNSTABLE!!! The little companion dog probably didn’t weigh more than 8-10 pounds & FOR the UNORTHADOX BASTARD TO NOT HURT OR MAINE BUT MURDER the LITTLE DOG in front of the CHILD is beyond RUTHLESS !!! I SINCERELY HOPE the AUTHORITIES ADDRESS this issues… BUT IF HE IS MORMAN HE will WALK FREE REGARDLESS the LDS RULES THE ENTIRE STATE of UTAH !!!! COURTS< LAW ENFORCEMENT < ATTORNEY"S < CITY COUNSEL< AND SENATOR"S <REPESENTATIVES at STATE ,LOCAL AND NATIONAL LEVEL!!!

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  3. Barkley's Mom
    Barkley's Mom says:

    So what is the problem? The POS swung the clippers at the poor little dog hard enough to kill it. So what on earth could be conflicting about this POS’s “intent”. He meant to hit the dog without taking any consideration for what the clippers hitting his little head would do to him? Absurd!!!!!!!! He needs to be held accountable for his actions!

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  4. maxiemom
    maxiemom says:

    MONSTER!!!! What kind of filthy, disgusting SOS would kill a 10 (at most) pound dog in front of a child? Rot in Hell, whack job!

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  5. susispot
    susispot says:

    Horrible. That poor child that saw her dog struck and killed. I have no doubt that image will be with her all her life. RIP little dog. You meant no harm and should not have paid with your life.

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