A teen who brutally beat a woman’s dog has been found guilty – convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal. According to BBC News, the teen, who was 14-years-old at the time of the attack, “completely lost his temper,” when he attacked the senior Staffordshire bull terrier named Teddy.
The brutal attack
The teen attacked Teddy in front of people after the dog “held down” his dog in October. The boy beat Teddy so badly that the dog’s skull was fractured and he suffered multiple blunt-force injuries to his head, neck and torso.
Teddy belonged to 72-year-old Jacqueline Stevens, who referred to her companion as”gentle Ted.” Teddy was almost nine years old and Stevens called him her “world.” Teddy was described as a dog with a gentle nature – the dog that he “held down” was described as dog aggressive.
The cruel teen
The teen who brutally beat Teddy was called “arrogant” by District Judge Diana Baker. Judge Baker referred to the crime as “the highest level of animal cruelty.” The now 15-year-old teen will be sentenced for his crime on August 22.
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