Jealousy apparently fueled a Levittown man to kill his girlfriend’s two dogs in less than a month according to the Bensalem police. According to LevittownNow, Joel Davis, 23, was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. He was arraigned earlier this week in the Bucks County Court.
Davis’ girlfriend, Jennifer Sherman, told police she left her dogs in the care of Davis on two occasions. In the first incident on February 5, a family friend discovered Jennifer’s two-year-old Puggle, named Sebastian, dead lying on his side in the living room at a family member’s home in Yardley. The dog’s head had been tilted up. The dog had been left in Davis’ care while Jennifer was away for the weekend. After Sebastian’s death, the woman adopted a rescue puppy named Leo. That dog would soon suffer a similar fate.
On March 3, Davis called Sherman to tell her Leo was dead at her home in Bensalem. The same family member found the four-month-old puppy posed in the same position as Sebastian. Davis denied hurting the dogs, but finally admitted to investigators he slammed Sebastian to the floor and then suffocated him; and stomped on the puppy’s back while Leo laid down before suffocating him. Davis told police he was jealous – stating the dogs deprived him of some of the affection from his girlfriend. Davis has allegedly submitted a written confession and apology.
He is currently being held in lieu of $500,000 bond.
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