Updated: Mar 13
- Nebraska, USA -
UPDATE: March 13, 2021
Nebraska TV reports that on Monday, March 8, in Buffalo County District Court, 22-year-old KHALEEM BARINGER (pictured below), was sentenced to only one year in jail and eighteen months post-release supervision for felony intentional cruelty to an animal.
A charge of using a deadly weapon to commit a felony was dropped.
In June 2020, BARINGER, of Kearney, brutally attacked his dog with a baseball bat, stabbed her at least once, killed her, and then buried her in his backyard.
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~ Original story:
21-year-old KHALEEM BARINGER (pictured below), of Kearney, is accused of brutally attacking his dog with a baseball bat, killing her then burying her in the backyard of his home.
On Wednesday, June 24, the Kearney Police Department received a report about the abuse of a dog at Countryside Trailer Court, 1920 15th Avenue in Kearney.
Kearney Hub reports that court records state a witness told police that BARINGER’s dog, a Blue Heeler mix named Mary Jane, had defecated in the house and then nipped at a woman who was inside the home, who tried to put Mary Jane in her kennel.
This infuriated BARINGER, who then grabbed a baseball bat and cruelly hit Mary Jane in the head several times.
The furbaby then ran into the bathroom and jumped in the bathtub.
BARINGER followed Mary Jane and continued to hit the helpless pup.
The woman who had tried to put Mary Jane in the kennel went into the bathroom and found her alive.
It’s unclear why she did not attempt to take the pup away from the house.
When BARINGER went back into the bathroom, Mary Jane ran away.
Hitting a defenseless and injured dog was clearly not cruel enough for BARINGER;
he had to inflict more pain, so he grabbed the poor soul and stabbed her at least once.
Finally, this sick monster wrapped Mary Jane in towels and buried her in the yard behind a shed.
Police obtained a search warrant for the house.
In the master bedroom, officers found blood spatter on the wall and window.
There was also blood spatter in the bathroom, although it had been cleaned before the police arrived.
Officers observed blood inside and outside a trash can.
In the backyard, police discovered Mary Jane partially buried.
Mary Jane was taken to the Kearney Area Animal Shelter where she was cleaned, and a puncture wound was discovered on the right side of her chest.
Her skull and jaw were also broken.
The bat was confiscated as evidence.
KHALEEM BARINGER was arrested on Wednesday, June 24, for cruelty to an animal, a Class IIIA felony, and for use of a weapon to commit a Class II felony.
He was booked into Buffalo County Jail, where he remained without bond.
The source I used for this story does not mention whether or not the female who was in the house tried to save Mary Jane from this evil male.
It’s unknown why she let him torture and eventually kill an innocent animal.