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Monday, Nov 28, 2011County: New Haven
Charges: Felony CTA, Felony Non-CTA
Alleged: Kimar Dillon Fraser
A city man is behind bars, accused of killing his girlfriend's dog and leaving it in a ditch near a city football field.
Kimar Fraser, 19, argued with the woman before her year-old pit bull, Papi, was killed. Fraser "was jealous that she loved the dog more than (Fraser)," the woman told police.
Police Monday announced that Fraser was arrested last week in the Nov. 28 incident, for which he faces charges of disorderly conduct, interfering with an emergency call, criminal trespass, illegal dumping and maliciously wounding or killing an animal.
The woman spoke with police Nov. 29, crying as she told them Fraser had killed her dog, and had just shown her the body, according to the arrest warrant.
She told police that the previous morning, she and Fraser got into an argument about "a housing issue," and she went into the bathroom to avoid the argument. When she came out, Fraser and Papi were gone, she said.
When Fraser returned 45 minutes later without the dog, he told her conflicting stories, including that he gave the dog away, and that it ran away, according to the arrest warrant.
When the woman began looking for the dog, Fraser allegedly told her, "I love you and how could you love a dog more than me?" she told police.
The woman filed a police report about the missing animal and left the city to get away from Fraser, according to the report. At that point, Fraser called her several times and said he "stabbed and killed Papi," according to the warrant.
When she didn't believe him, Fraser took her to a dirt path adjacent to Gateway Christian Fellowship Church and a city football field, directing her to a ditch where the dog's body lay covered in grass and reeds. Fraser was acting strangely, and saying "I can't believe I did this," and "I am so sorry Papi," the woman told police.
Papi, a brown brindle pit bull, had a fractured bone in his neck and died from respiratory failure, according to a necropsy report referenced in the warrant.
After seeing her dead pet, the woman ran and initially couldn't call police because Fraser had taken the battery out of her cellphone, according to the warrant. He eventually returned the battery as she ran toward a house, then he fled, according to the warrant.
Fraser remains in custody and is next due in Superior Court in Milford Jan. 18.
Court documents indicate Fraser has "psychiatric issues," that a protective order was issued barring him from contact with the woman and her animals, and that he has a criminal history.
Last year, Fraser, who was a West Haven High School student at the time, exposed himself and spat in the face of a police officer who was arresting him on marijuana charges at the school. He also allegedly threatened another student before using a BB gun to shoot him in the face and groin, police said at that time. He received a six-month suspended sentence on related charges, according to court documents.
The documents indicate Fraser is a student. But Superintendent of Schools Neil Cavallaro said the teen no longer attends public school in West Haven.
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