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Florida man charged with killing 4 puppies

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:59 p.m. HST, Apr 29, 2013

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. » A Tampa Bay area man has been charged with beating four pit bull puppies to death with a shovel.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office reports that 21-year-old David Lee Thompson went to a New Port Richey mobile home Friday to help his friend move. The friend and his father began discussing what to do with the puppies since the son couldn't afford to keep them. An arrest reports says the father suggested taking the puppies into the woods and killing them.

The son told deputies he "didn't have the guts," so Thompson reportedly killed the puppies. The three men buried the animals and scattered dead leaves on the site.

The friend's stepmother learned about the puppies and contacted animal services.

Thompson was charged Saturday with animal cruelty. He was being held on $5,000 bail.

The other men weren't charged.

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SteveToo wrote:
Hope no one reports me for killing feral cats and chickens. :-) Can they arrest the neighborhood dogs for doing the same?
on April 29,2013 | 04:44PM
hanalei395 wrote:
You're the type who would poison feral cats. I hope somebody does report you.
on April 29,2013 | 05:39PM
copperwire9 wrote:
What a yucky person you must be.
on April 29,2013 | 06:03PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Do you derive some sort of sick pleasure from killing defenseless animals and chickens? People like you are disgusting.
on April 29,2013 | 06:05PM
kiragirl wrote:
You're joking. Right?
on April 29,2013 | 06:15PM
haleiwacrossfitter wrote:
The star advertiser should be able to tell who this guy is and report him. Joking or not, that's a sick thing to say.
on April 29,2013 | 06:46PM
Hawaiians wrote:
We live in a sick world people.
on April 29,2013 | 06:31PM
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