In Edmond, Oklahoma, a man is facing multiple charges after allegedly shooting the family Chihuahua with a .357 Magnum for peeing in the house. James Aaron Edwards had been drinking heavily and now faces charges of animal cruelty, possession of an offensive weapon while committing a felony, carrying a firearm while under the influence of alcohol and discharging a firearm in a public place.
According to News4, a woman called authorities on March 14 stating she had been at a friend’s home when Edwards began yelling at the family’s Chihuahua that he was going to kill it after the pup urinated in the house. Edwards then sent his wife a text message telling her that he killed their nine-year-old dog, named Tater and buried it in the backyard.
A surveillance video taken from the home showed Edwards holding a gun and placing the dog between his feet and shooting. A neighbor heard a gunshot coming from the home.
After obtaining a search warrant, Tater’s body was found buried in the yard. Edwards’ wife said her husband suffers from PTSD from serving in the military.
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