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Case ID: 452
Classification: Stabbing
Animal: dog (pit-bull)
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Abuse was retaliation against animal's bad behavior
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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2002

County: District of Columbia

Disposition: Convicted

Defendant/Suspect: John Hardy

John Hardy, who pleaded guilty, killed the dog, named Reds, after the animal began barking at him and pulling on his pants in an effort to prevent him from attacking his wife with a knife. Hardy, in an earlier confrontation with his wife caused Reds to receive 20 stiches by stabbing him.


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