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Case ID: 19659
Classification: Beating
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Abuse was retaliation against animal's bad behavior
Drugs or alcohol involved
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Friday, Dec 30, 2011

County: Genesee

Disposition: Convicted

Defendant/Suspect: Kenneth Edward Plouffe

Case Updates: 1 update(s) available

A Flushing Township man beat his pet dog to death after the animal left its waste inside the home while the man was gone, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says.

Kenneth Edward Plouffe, 53, is charged with killing/torturing an animal after authorities allege he beat his 10-pound female Pomeranian to death.

Leyton said the incident happened Dec. 30, 2011, after Plouffe and his girlfriend returned to their Flushing Township home after drinking at another person's residence.

Upon returning, Plouffe discovered that the animal had went to the bathroom inside the home and proceeded to beat the dog, Leyton said.

The prosecutor said authorities were alerted to the situation after Plouffe allegedly told a friend what he had done and the friend notified police.

A warrant was written for Plouffe on Jan. 23.

Leyton said the delay between the incident and the filing of the charges was due to an investigation into how the dog died.

"We had to get the necropsy done, and then we had to get the results," Leyton said.

Plouffe is currently lodged in the Genesee County Jail. He is scheduled for a preliminary exam in Genesee District Court on March 20.


Case Updates

Kenneth Edward Plouffe, 53, pleaded guilty in Genesee Circuit Court to killing/torturing an animal after authorities allege he beat his 10-pound female Pomeranian to death.

Plouffe is scheduled to be sentenced May 29.
Source: mLive
Update posted on May 23, 2012 - 10:20PM 

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