Felony charge added to man who confessed to ‘choking’ Yorkie when it vomited in car

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In Miami, Florida on Friday, prosecutors stood in front of a judge and added an additional charge of felony animal cruelty in the heinous “slapping and choking” death of a five-year-old Yorkshire terrier left to die in a Miami Beach parking lot on April 7. According to the Miami Herald,  Sigman Hernandez, 40, confessed to “slapping and possibly choking” the six-pound Yorkshire terrier for vomiting in his car.

Hernandez was not present at the arraignment when prosecutors announced:

“We’re charging Sigman Andre Hernandez with two counts of cruelty to animals.”

Channel 7News reports the dog named Suzy had been discovered barely alive by an employee of Publix. Authorities rushed the suffering little pooch to an emergency veterinarian where Dr. Joy Carter stated the dog had seven fractured ribs, showed signs she had been strangled with a leash or collar and sustained severe head trauma.



Animal advocates showed up in front of the courthouse for a peaceful demonstration wearing red to symbolize the blood shed by Suzy inflicted upon her by Hernandez who has since entered a plea of not guilty for two felony counts of animal cruelty and a misdemeanor charge of abandonment. His trial is expected to begin on July 3.

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(Photos of slapping and choking Suzy via police released photo and Channel 7 News)

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23 replies
  1. maxiemom says:

    B*****D!!! Another murdering b*****d with dead soulless eyes! Why not pick on someone your own size, you fat SOB? Suzy was only 6 pounds and couldn’t help getting sick! If only I had a dollar for every single time one of my pets got sick in a place I wish they hadn’t (including last night), I would have an extremely large nest egg indeed.

    Give this scumbag the MAXIMUM amount of time possible. I wish he’d never get out of jail.

  2. Cynthia Como says:

    Ok,I’m confused!!! Animal cruelty is a felony in the state of Florida so yesterday(5-19) I thought the court date was to answer to the charge of animal cruelty. Yesyerday must of just been for a preliminary hearing and NOT to answer for the crime. SO SO GLAD ANOTHER CHARGE OF CRUELTY WAS ADDED!!! So now we wait for July and OMG!!! PLEASE PLEASE LET THIS EVIL EVIL MONSTER GET A 5 YEAR SENTENCE!!!!!!!

  3. Maria Guidice says:

    All animals cruelty should be this way in every state no one should walk away from a crime of any kind any more to an animal maybe if they did we should wait for these people and do the same to them

  4. Teri Hannon says:

    I am so happy that Florida has animal cruelty as a felony – I wish more states did the very same thing as way too many people get away with treating animals cruelly or worse yet, killing them. We as a society need to wake up and take notice as to what happens around us and work on correcting the problem. A lot of people say we have too many prisons now- nothing will change until the problem is confronted and corrected. I would be more than happy to have all of my tax dollars go towards more prisons to hold people who kill or hurt animals than to have my tax dollars continually support people who are on welfare and have been for years and won’t work. People who know how to milk the system and do it year after year. I hope this a$$hole gets the book thrown at him, I really do.

  5. Nancy Raymond says:

    O what a big man you are Sigman Andre Hernandez – you beat a six pound dog to death – what an amazing feat – I hope you are convicted and sent to prison where YOU become a victim of every predatory inmate – there you will get the real punishment you so well deserve you friggin’ maggot.

  6. Barkley's Mom says:

    This disgusting piece of filth needs to spend time in prison, that’s where murderer’s belong! I won’t hold my breath however!

  7. Red says:

    I hope TONS of people show up for this wretched monsters trial…. make sure he gets put away for the maximum amount of time!!
    Also be sure what time he serves is in a cell with an animal lover……………so he will get true punishment.

  8. Cynthia Como says:

    This evil,evil pos abuser was suppose to go to court yesterday July the 3rd so does anyone know what the state of Florida did with him? Oh how I hope there was justice for this little dog! PLEASE PLEASE CSN WE GET AN UPDATE,?


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