Jobless teen hammers pet dog 20 times, stabs it to death
LONDON: Frustration can make one do strange things. A 19-year-old unemployed boy in UK battered his new dog with a hammer 20 times on the head, stabbed it in the chest and left it to die in agony after the dog urinated on his bed.
He now faces up to six months behind bars. Sean Deakin, who had owned the dog only for a few days, chased the male Staffordshire bull terrier, named Tyson , around the kitchen, trapped it between his legs and stabbed in it the chest with a six-inch knife he had grabbed from a drawer, the Daily Mail reported.
The boy left the dog dying on the kitchen floor of his flat while he went to the JobCentre to sign on. When he returned home, he found the dog lying immobile and vomiting . The dog took eight agonizing hours to die.
A witness to the attack alerted Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ( RSPCA), a charity that promotes animal welfare, who found Tyson's body in a wheelie bin outside Deakin's home four days later.
Deakin was arrested and charged with three counts of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. He denied the offences but was found guilty at Manchester magistrates court and now faces up to six months behind bars.