Man accused of slitting throat of his mom's dog

Man accused of slitting throat of his mom’s dog

An Indiana man is accused of slitting the throat of his mom’s small dog. According to the Journal & Courier, the man accused of the heinous act is identified as 26-year-old Gavin Ray Eckiss.

The act of cruelty

Eckiss is accused of luring his mom’s Yorkshire terrier, Buddy, outside before slitting the dog’s throat. After killing the dog, he checked himself into a mental hospital. The authorities investigated the situation after Eckiss arrived to the hospital with bloody shoes – the blood will be tested and officials believe that it will match the blood of the deceased dog.

Mental illness and charges

Police notes indicate that the accused man has been diagnosed with schizophrenia;he has been known to have homicidal thoughts. He is facing charges for torturing or mutilating a vertebrate animal and killing a domestic animal.

(Image Tippecanoe County Jail)

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9 replies
  1. Nadya Rossi says:

    “Mental illness,” my Irish a**! He’s a conniving, lying, POS! He was sane & crafty enough to check himself into a Club Med mental hospital right after murdering that poor dog! Put him in prison: solitary confinement, bread & water, no privileges!

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    • Animals#1 says:

      Better yet slit his throat so he can feel the pain he put that poor dog through. Sick of this mental illness crap and drug addicts who get away with hurting animals. Pretty soon no poor animal of any kind will be safe if we let these pieces of crap roam all over the place with no responsibility of what they do, the answer to the problem. Eye for an eye justice. Eye for an eye justice will give justice to the victims and clean up this earth of worthless humans.

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  2. Bunny Peters says:

    I am horrified at this story: poor Buddy was murdered so this POS could check himself into a mental hospital??? Buddy’s life mattered and he deserves justice. This useless POS should remain locked up forever. He could kill a person next time…..

    If I were related to this POS, I would move and not leave a forwarding address (as well as disown and disinherit him forever).

    RIP precious treasure Buddy……. 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…….

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  3. Denise Moore says:

    Mental illness is no excuse for abusing an innocent animal. Sick and tired of people using mental illness as an excuse to be vile humans.

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  4. pennysdachshunds says:

    HE should NEVER!NEVER! be released from the Mental Institution !!! He will use his diagnosis to go out and Very Possibly Murder Several Humans (Possibly His Mother) … he may even be playing the system and is actually a Criminal Minded Psychopath and using his dx as a guise!!!

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  5. rosiekat says:

    I don’t understand. If he knew he needed help after he slit the dogs throat, why didn’t he know before and check himself into the hospital before he committed this heinous act? Doesn’t seem logical and is a black eye on all people really suffering from mental illness.

    I wish the dog could come back and haunt this pos!

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  6. maxiemom says:

    He was crafty enough to check himself in to a mental health hospital AFTER he lured Buddy outside, then killed him.

    Those aren’t the actions of someone acting under a mental health crisis. Those are the cold, calculated actions of a killer who wants to get away with murder.

    The POS needs to be locked away for the rest of his miserable life because his next victim will undoubtedly be his mother and any other family he can get his hands on, or, for that matter, anyone he wants to kill for the **** of it.

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  7. Bev Woodburn says:

    Slit this monsters throat and make sure Gavin Ray Eckiss dies in agony. After deliberately killing mthis precious little dog he checked himself into a mental hospital. This monster thinks he will get away with his psychopathic depraved animal torturing and killing because this monster checked his filthy subhuman pos into a mental hospital. This animal torturing psycho monster must be put to death. You wouldn’t want to be around this pos. This pos would slit your throat and then check himself into another mental hospital. Kill it.
    RIP little dog.

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