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Case ID: 5362
Classification: Stabbing
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Abuse was retaliation against animal's bad behavior
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Friday, Aug 12, 2005

County: Marion

Disposition: Convicted

Defendant/Suspect: Robert E. Williams

Case Updates: 1 update(s) available

A man stabbed a dog to death during a dispute with a woman and threw the carcass at officers who arrived after the woman called police, police said. Robert E. Williams, 32, was being held in the Marion County Jail on Aug 14 on $3,000 bond on a preliminary charge of torturing an animal.

Jacquelyn M. Brandy, 21, called police on Aug 12, telling officers Williams had used a butcher knife to repeatedly stab the animal, which had been given to her as a gift.

Williams told police the animal had growled at him.

When officers arrived at the east side apartment, Williams threw the dog's body at them, police said.

Case Updates

An Eastside man faces 2 1/2 years in prison for stabbing his girlfriend's pit bull to death before throwing the dog's bloody carcass through the air toward police. Robert E. Williams, 33, Indianapolis, was sentenced Thursday.

He'd been convicted earlier of felony cruelty to an animal after a bench trial before Marion Superior Court Judge Mark Stoner.

The judge also ordered Williams to serve six months in work-release after his prison term and undergo anger management counseling.

Stoner also sent a woman -- Williams' girlfriend at the time of the incident -- to jail for five days for contempt. He said she failed to perform 40 hours of community service work he had given her for refusing to testify against Williams during his trial.

Indianapolis police say the incident occurred Aug. 12, when they were called to the 3600 block of Brookside Parkway, South Drive, because a man in the second-floor apartment had been wielding a knife.

When police arrived, Jacqueline M. Brandy rushed out of an apartment building, screaming that her boyfriend had killed her dog and was in the upstairs apartment, according to court records.

Brandy, 21, told police she had gotten into an argument with Williams in which he had used profanity. Brandy told him that if the profanity continued, she would leave and take the dog with her.

That's when, she and a witness said, Williams "went crazy" and twice tried to slit the dog's throat before using a kitchen knife to repeatedly stab the dog.
Williams then appeared in an upstairs doorway holding the dead dog, which he tossed into the air in the direction of police standing on the street below. The dog had been stabbed multiple times.

After Williams was handcuffed, he told police, "Ain't no dog gonna punk me."

Police recovered a bloody butcher knife from Williams' apartment.

Williams told police he had killed the dog because she "growled at him," but Brandy told police his motive was jealousy. She said he stabbed the 18-month-old female pit bull after accusing her of loving the dog more than she loved him.
Source: IndyStar - Feb 3, 2006
Update posted on Feb 3, 2006 - 10:22AM 


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