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Case ID: 18407
Classification: Stabbing
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Monday, Apr 4, 2011

County: Salt Lake

Charges: Felony CTA, Felony Non-CTA
Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Kirk Heath McDougal

Case Updates: 1 update(s) available

A Salt Lake City man was charged Thursday with stabbing a dog to death and trying to stab a woman to death during a rampage in a West Valley City home earlier this week.

Kirk Heath McDougal, 33, faces a first-degree felony charge of attempted murder and a third-degree felony charge of torture of a companion animal, charging documents state.

The woman told police she was visiting a friend's home near 3100 South and 6400 West on April 4 when she was left alone with McDougal. He then started yelling that he and she were going to hell and that he was going to stab her to death, charging documents state.

McDougal then grabbed a kitchen knife and started running toward the woman. She was able to escape into a bedroom and lock the door. She then went into a bathroom in the bedroom and locked that door too, charging documents state.

McDougal followed the woman, broke down the bedroom door and tried to break down the bathroom door. When he couldn't get to her, he told the woman he was going to kill the dog, charging documents state.

The woman told police she heard the dog, a terrier, yelp. She then waited in the bathroom for a while until she was sure McDougal had left the house.

When she came out of the bathroom, she saw the dog lying on the floor in a pool of blood with the kitchen knife in its back, charging documents state.

West Valley City police later located McDougal yelling on the porch of a nearby home with his pants down, charging documents state. He goaded police officers by slapping his buttocks. Police arrested him.

McDougal is also charged with criminal mischief and lewdness, both are class B misdemeanors.

Case Updates

The man accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend then stabbing her dog will go to trial.

Kirk McDougal is charged with attempted murder and animal cruelty. Today a judge said there is enough evidence to send him to trial.

McDougal is accused of chasing his girlfriend with a knife. When she locked herself in the bedroom officers say McDougal stabbed her dog to death.

He will be arraigned on August 22nd.
Source: - Aug 11, 2011
Update posted on Aug 11, 2011 - 8:10PM 


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