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Man pleads guilty to torture for mangling pup’s ears

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An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to a charge of torturing a companion animal. According to ABC 6 On Your Side News, rather than face a jury, David Burgett opted to take a plea deal on Tuesday – the deal puts Burgett behind bars for 30 days and on probation for five years.


Burgett’s charge resulted from his part in a cruel incident which left a young pit bull puppy named “Zeus,” with mangled ears. Burgett, and his brother Kyle, removed little Zeus’ ears in a cruel, and public, fashion. The puppy was held down by brother David while Kyle used a razor blade and mallet to slice the ear flaps away – the heinous procedure not only mangled the pup’s ears, but was horribly painful and cruel and the brothers posted a video of what they did on Facebook.

Man pleaded guilty to animal torture

Burgett has shown little to no remorse for the cruel incident – his only remorse apparently was getting caught and punished. According to the news source, brother Kyle pleaded guilty to the same charge in August. Video of Kyle Burgett walking out of the court room shows a defiant man who repeatedly flipped off the ABC 6 reporter who was attempting to question him about the case.

(photos screenshots via ABC 6 On Your Side News)

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5 replies
  1. edward says:

    That’s cool man I’m proud of what you did still I’d like to return the favor and might take my razor blade out and like cut your eyes out and stick them up your f****** ass Jesus Pieces scumbag piece of s*** again the judge let you clowns walk away who knows maybe that’s good luck next time to cut up the kid you’re just lucky I’m not there are you all right now trust me won’t be so lucky I took a look at your pictures again you f****s are so ugly it makes me sick thatld be true and for the hell of it

  2. Rita Ceresini says:

    Not remorseful, defiant?!!!! Get that POS and hold him down. I will be happy to take a razor blade and mallet to his ears…. He better be grateful that is all he gets or he might get a well deserved new asshole!!!


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