A teenager in Florida is facing an animal cruelty charge for allegedly beating a puppy to death. According to CBS 12 News,18-year-old Kevin Braganca, from Boca Raton, is accused of beating his pit bull puppy so badly that the pup died from blunt force trauma injuries.
The authorities began investigating Braganca in April after lawn maintenance workers phoned 9-1-1 after seeing a man beating a tiny pup – the witnesses reported that the puppy was crying in pain and that the crying continued after the man, believed to be Braganca, dragged him inside.
The puppy was brought to an animal hospital by Braganca and his girlfriend – someone who works at the veterinary clinic claims that the couple could be seen taking “SnapChat” photos of the dead puppy. A necropsy revealed that the puppy showed signs of being abused and the cause of death was blunt force trauma. The accused man admitted to investigators that he occasionally spanked his dogs to discipline them, but he claimed that he didn’t know why this particular puppy had died.
Braganca has already been released from jail.
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