Man beat his ex-girlfriend’s dog to death with a wrench

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A man in Hartselle, Alabama, was arrested and is facing charges, for brutally beating his ex-girlfriend’s dog to death. The dog, a three-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix named Jax, was killed by James Whitley, Jill Burgett’s ex-boyfriend.

Burgett tells WHNT News that she found blood splatters all over her bedroom, Jax was missing, and Whitley wouldn’t return her texts or calls. Three days later, the small dog’s body was found alongside a road, dumped in a duffel bag allegedly belonging to Whitley.

Burgett claims that her ex admitted to investigators that he fatally beat Jax with a wrench. She also told the news agency that he attacked her in January, and acknowledged that he had a “hot temper.”

Whitley is facing an animal cruelty charge resulting from the dog’s death; he has been released on bond.

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3 replies
  1. Diana Rowell says:

    And a DEMON spawned EVANGELICAL judge will tell the woman, “oh, it’s only a dog and it’s your fault for leaving him alone with someone you knew had a temper”, then he’ll let this VILE THUG go and encourage him to do it again and probably FINE the owner of the BEATEN to DEATH dog. Makes everyone want to jump up and go to church to thank them for ALL the EVIL they procure in their congregations, huh? Real nice way to say “thanks” to God for creating a companion animal to help us through hard times. Yep, I bet God just loves Whitley for doing that. NOT!

  2. Bunny Peters says:

    Lock this disgusting POS up and lose the keys!!!

    Poor precious little treasure was cruelly murdered by someone he loved and trusted to the end….., he probably couldn’t understand why he was being beaten……

    This POS has earned himself a reserved space in the hottest part of Hell where he will burn forever for his cruelty……

    Precious little treasure Jax, I am very sorry that you were failed by your humans so horribly. You did NOT deserve to be murdered….. I know that you are absolutely in Heaven. Please look for MacKitty and join his wonderful snuggle buddies group and RIP amongst loving friends.

  3. Kat says:

    Taking a life is murder whether it’s a human or an animal! Beat that POS with a wrench until he is almost dead and then do it again!


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