- New York, USA -
On Thursday, April 13, 2023, Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced that 32-years-old VICTOR CASTILLO, of Webb Avenue, the Bronx, has been indicted for Aggravated Cruelty to Animals for “allegedly” killing a 7-year-old Pomeranian named Ken-Shin during an argument with his ex-girlfriend.
DA Clark said CASTILLO was arraigned on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Guy Mitchell “on an indictment charging Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, New York Agricultural and Markets Law section 353-a, a felony.”
According to a press release by the DA’s Office, on February 9, 2023, CASTILLO had an argument with his ex-girlfriend in her apartment on Arthur Avenue. At one point during the argument, CASTILLO picked up her 9 ½- pound furbaby, Ken-Shin, by the neck and slammed his small head “onto a wooden coffee table, causing blood to splatter around the room, and killing the dog instantly.”
A.S.P.C.A. performed a necropsy on the Voiceless Victim and results showed that “the blunt force trauma to his head caused him to have multiple skull fractures and lacerations to his brain which caused his death.”
As District Attorney Clark said: “This was a spectacularly brutal act of animal abuse. The
defendant is being held accountable for allegedly causing multiple fractures to the little dog’s head, killing him instantly.”
CASTILLO is due back in court on May 4, 2023.
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