Man accused of shooting 2 dogs has been fired

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An Ohio hunter who is accused of fatally shooting a man’s two dogs has been fired from his job. According to WTRF 7 News, the alleged shooter, 59-year-old Michael Chedester, has been terminated from his position at AEP – the company has cited the incident which took place Monday morning just outside of St. Clairsville city limits, as the reason for the termination.

On Wednesday, the company released a statement regarding the disturbing incident, and their reason for choosing to cut ties with Chedester:

“AEP expects the highest level of conduct from our employees, both on the job and outside of work. We are saddened by the situation that unfolded this week involving an off-duty AEP Ohio employee and the death of two dogs. This individual is no longer employed by AEP.”

The dogs, a Doberman and a Weimaraner, were fatally shot after escaping from Pete Byers’ home. Byers was actively looking for his dogs when the dogs were fatally shot.

Man claims that hunter killed his 2 dogs

The incident has resulted in felony animal cruelty charges of prohibitions concerning companion animals. Prior article about this situation here.

17 replies
  1. maxiemom says:

    GOOD!!! Now give him the maximum amount of time in jail possible, 2 years, and make certain the filthy scumbag remains there every minute of it! He deserves no pity nor any plea deals. He has shown no remorse, and if he is at all sorry, it’s only for himself, not for his victims, which includes the family of the innocent dogs he MURDERED.

  2. Scarlett Davis says:

    Fantastic !! Just shoot him between the eyes like he did those innocent babies and save the taxpayers some money !!!

  3. rieann says:

    something still isn’t right with this, the owner of those 2 dogs was in court a while back on shooting at someone else”s dogs… and why did Pete Byers take a selfie with Michael Chedester?

  4. Beverlee says:

    Good!!! What a freaking demon!! ? An abomination from hell!!! Poor excuse of human garbage? That poor man that lost his babies??. It’s not enough but at least AEP has morals and refused a demon to continue to work for them.

  5. Brenda says:

    Glad to hear he lost his job I hope it was a good paying one and that he loses anything he’s built up in it he now needs to serve time in jail per dog this pos needs to lose any right to shoot any gun what so ever

  6. Brenda Minarik says:

    He is a cold blooded murder needs to be locked away justice for these animals called my For justice can’t bring back these poor souls you are a butcher

  7. Dee says:

    I rarely comment on this stuff. If true that they fired him. Good. Thank you to that company. Now give him two year in jail. And pay that man for those lose of his babies. Should be about 1 thousand dollars a dog.


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