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Boy says he was mad at his dog so he killed it

Boy says he was mad at his dog so he killed it

CREATED Oct. 29, 2012

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) -- A 12-year-old California boy says he killed his dog because he wanted to see the terrier mix die.

The Salinas Californian reports police officers found the 12-pound dog hanging by its collar on a bedroom door handle.

Investigators say the boy told officers he was mad at the dog and he wanted to see it die.

Dispatchers got a 911 emergency call Friday afternoon from a female caller saying the boy was hurting the dog. People in the boy's apartment refused to open the door when Salinas police arrived, so officers obtained a pass key.

The boy was arrested and taken to Monterey County Juvenile Hall for investigation of felony animal cruelty.

Information from: The Salinas Californian,