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RICHARD C. RUSSELL wanted by Niagara Falls authorities for the murder of three innocent dogs

- New York, USA -


A reward is being offered in exchange for information leading to the arrest of 50-years-old RICHARD (RICHIE) C. RUSSELL (pictured) for murdering three innocent dogs on the morning of Thursday, January 5, 2023, in Burt, a hamlet in the Town of Newfane.


The Niagara SPCA said in a Facebook post that RUSSELL, previously of Niagara Falls, faces three animal cruelty charges after he shot and killed two Beagle mixes named Lucy Lou and Moo, and a Pitbull-type dog named Princess.


According to the Niagara SPCA, RUSSELL and his wife were evicted from an apartment on Whitney Avenue in Niagara Falls on the night of Wednesday, January 4, 2023, and while they took the three dogs with them, they left behind a cat, two fish, and two turtles. The animals who were abandoned, have since been removed by SPCA agents and are receiving medical care.


As stated by the Niagara SPCA, SPCA Investigators recovered the lifeless bodies of Lucy Lou, Moo, and Princess, on the morning of January 6, 2023, in the backyard of a home in Burt. The Niagara County Sheriff Crime Scene Unit was onsite to assist.


Examinations and x-rays of the remains of the three dogs confirmed that all three were shot at close range with a .22 caliber rifle. Fragments of bullets were removed from one of the dog's jaws during examination,” said the Niagara SPCA.


Reportedly, RUSSELL and his Russell and his wife were later dropped off at a bus station in Buffalo and the nonprofit was told that the couple were heading to the Burlington, North Carolina area to stay with relatives.


If you have any information about the filthy murderer and his despicable wife, who is just as guilty, I beg you come forward and speak up for Lucy Lou, Moo, and Princess. You can submit your tips to Investigator Salisbury at (716) - 731 - 4368 ext. 311. Thank you!


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