DeSoto man accused of stomping puppy to death near dumpster

A DeSoto, Texas man has been accused of stomping and beating a puppy to death behind a shopping center next to a dumpster. Paige Armani Franklin, 24, was arrested on Friday, taken to jail and charged with felony animal cruelty in the third-degree.


A security guard, watching a security camera at the shopping center, spotted Franklin stomping on something in the dumpster and called police. Within a minute officers arrived and arrested Franklin.

According to the Dallas News, the puppy’s lifeless body was found in  the dumpster with “severe wounds to its head.”

“Cruelty of this type is not only criminal, but despicable,” a media release stated from DeSoto Police Sergeant C.D. Williams.

If found guilty of the charges, Franklin faces two to ten years in prison. The puppy’s body has been taken to Animal Control pending a necropsy to determine the cause of death.

Rest in peace tiny puppy.

(Photo of suspect booking photo. Other photos via screenshots from surveillance video)

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21 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    Lock this useless POS up and lose the keys……. He should only leave prison in a pine box……..

    RIP precious little treasure……. Your life was stolen from you….. You didn’t deserve to be murdered…… please look for MacKitty in Heaven….. you will be welcome to join his group of snuggle buddies…….. so sorry that you were failed so horribly by humans……..

    That POS who murdered you will burn in Hell forever for his cruelty……. let’s hope he gets there ASAP after suffering a terrible death in pain, alone, afraid and unloved…….

  2. J. Martin says:

    KILL this POS …. what you do is: Bind this BASTARD so he can’t move and place him on a road .. and have cars run over him until he’s dead.

  3. Adrienne says:

    I agree with all the comments here. This cretin need to feel the pain he gave this poor pup.The anger and rage someone like this has will also be directed at adults and even children. The judge should do this country a favor and have him either in jail for the rest of his life, or a swift execution. He deserves no better than those two choices. These things have no feelings other than rage do commit such a horrible act. Please keep us informed as to what his sentence is.

  4. maxiemom says:

    Disgusting POS!! No need to keep something that vile breathing while so many good people in every nation struggle on this planet.

  5. Gizmos Mommy says:

    I hope that maggot sack if shit get some jail justice and become someone’s bitch who proceeds to rip his behind to shreds.

  6. pennysdachshunds says:

    Well I stand Tall and SAY THIS IS ONE BLACK LIFE THAT SHOULDN’T matter EVEN to the BLACKS that are advocates SHOULD SHE WHAT A “MURDERING” SICKO , BRUTAL BASTARD this BUZZARD BAIT is!!! WHITE OR BLACK ! RED or YELLOW any RACE that does something so VILE needs to Be H2O deprived till the Heartless EVIL SLIME no longer requires taking a Breath!!

  7. Susan Raudenbush says:

    F’ing Asswhole 🙁 I dont understand people How cruel can you be????? Pls. be harsh on him, give him the maximum. his baby didn’t deserve this. RIP sweetheart

  8. Red says:

    Until the courts and JUDGES start holding these vile monsters accountable…this will continue. This despicable act makes these monsters feel really tough to abuse and kill something so little and defenseless…..they would NEVER attempt taking their macho temper out on someone their own size. Lock them up for YEARS………fine them THOUSANDS of dollars and put their names on a National Registry.

  9. Red says:

    I vote for the death penalty to this vile, horrid excuse for a human being. Hey Karma….get this POS and show him what true pain and suffering are!


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