A Tennessee man who tried to intervene on behalf of a puppy who he believed was being abused was murdered by the pup’s alleged abuser. According to People, 37-year-old Robert “Rob” Wilson lost his life on July 27 when he confronted 35-year-old Donavous Jerome Drennon, the man who was allegedly holding a puppy by its throat.
The terrible scene unfolded at an Uptown Suites hotel in Smyrna. In a phone call, Wilson told his fiancée, Sue Hoskins. that he could see a man holding a Yorkshire puppy by its neck. Smyrna Police Sgt. Bobby Gibson told People:
Mr. Wilson said something to Mr. Drennon about how he was carrying his dog, and as a result, somehow it ended up with Drennon pulling a gun and shooting Mr. Wilson
The hero was a dog lover
The obituary for the heroic man who spoke up on behalf of the puppy reads:
Robert “Rob” Jonathan Wilson, age 37, was senselessly murdered Friday, July 27, 2018 trying to protect an animal from cruelty.
After a warrant was issued for Drennon’s arrest, he turned himself in. He was taken to the Rutherford County Jail on a charge of first-degree murder. The puppy was taken in at Rutherford County PAWS – staff located the pup’s owner and returned him (or her).
A fundraiser for the murdered man’s fiancee’ has been created – click here to access.
In other recent news – Pit bull fatally injured protecting family from armed man – read more here.
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