A prominent physician in Odessa, Texas, is facing charges for allegedly poisoning several dogs. According to Thursday’s CBS 7 News, Dr. Robert Kevin Lynch, 54, is facing felony charges in connection with the death of two dogs, and the poisoning sickness to a third dog – according to Odessa American, Dr. Lynch confessed to the crime when questioned by the authorities.
Investigators were led to Lynch as a suspect thanks to surveillance footage which the dogs’ owners obtained from neighbors. Dr. Lynch is accused of stuffing raw meat with several substances which are known to be toxic to dogs. One of the poisoned dogs died from kidney failure and the other suffered cardiac arrest. According to CBS 7, Lynch had previously complained that the targeted dogs barked too much.
Lynch, a general surgeon, is facing felony animal cruelty charges for the incidents, which took place in late December. The Odessa American reported that Lynch was jailed on Thursday on $22,500 bond.
(Photos via screenshot CBS 7 News and the Odessa American)