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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Alleged: Ted Shuttleworth
Former television writer Ted Shuttleworth was arrested Saturday for punching a poodle in the face so hard that it died of a brain injury, police said.
New York Post reported that the former "NYPD Blue" writer could face up to a year in prison for punching his dog on May 29.
Shuttleworth, 51, allegedly attacked 4lb Lola because he was angry with her.
"Lola sustained a traumatic brain injury secondary to the application of blunt force to the right side of her head at the hands of the suspect, her owner," said ASPCA spokesman Joseph Pentangelo.
Sources said Shuttleworth, who has worked for Steven Spielberg and now reads scripts for $300 a pop, allegedly struck the dog on May 29.
He took the 5-year-old dog to a veterinarian, where her death raised suspicions. The hospital called the ASPCA, which took Lola's remains for a necropsy.
Shuttleworth was arrested Saturday at his home in Queens. Shuttleworth, who also works as an administrative assistant at New York University, faces up to a year in prison.
His wife, Isadora Monk Shuttleworth, called it "a horrible accident."
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