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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