Minn. Teen Accused Of Killing Family’s Chihuahua

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — An Albert Lea teen is accused of using a brick to crush the head of his family’s Chihuahua.

Police were called to the 17-year-old boy’s home earlier this month after a family member reported the dog’s death.

An officer says the dog was found next to a cinder block in a pool of blood. Authorities say the boy had set the dog on the cinder block and used a brick to smash its head.

One of the boy’s brothers told police the suspect had been upset lately because the family had recently given away one of the dog’s puppies.

Police say the boy admitted killing the dog and said he has “unpredictable behavior.”

An Albert Lea Tribune report says the boy is due in Freeborn County court on Monday.

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  • jjan

    He should rot in hell for what he did to a tinyh, innocent dog

    • Abuse

      Jeffery Dhamer?

    • Jeremy

      Who would do that to a sweet innocent bundle of joy…i am utterly shocked!!!!

  • Sandy

    Time for a shrink parents!

  • Mike M.

    Lock him up now for the sake of everyone. Abusing small animals is one of the early signs of a serial killer.

    • jld

      I had a similar thought Mike M.; however, I would like to add that he needs counseling as well. It has been proven that children with psychotic tendencies CAN and ARE helped through therapy. I hope it’s not to late for this kid.

      • jackactionhero

        Why help? The only help he needs is a bullet.

  • TL the alligator

    BS….he should be in jail waiting to answer to the charges…..better yet….somebody should smash HIS head in and that would be that…..this moron doesn’t deserve to breathe American air …..he should be in a grave.

    • Auntie Venom

      For killing an animal? Really?!? It’s an awful thing to do, killing a dog for no reason, but to kill him? We, as a society don’t even do that to the most heinous of murders (of people), for the most part. Sheesh, check your premise, or call your shrink.

  • Pk

    Lock him up and throw away the key.

  • Little Freak

    The beginning of little Jeffery Dahlmer

    • kristi danielson

      I believe this to be very true. A horribly sad sad story and this happened earlier in the month and we are just hearing of it now. What is wrong with his parents come on.

  • Dave Seavy

    Why are you blaming the parents? He killed the dog – the parents didn’t I fully agree that he’s heading for bigger and worse crimes – next time it could well be a human. Yes he needs counseling, but in a very secure setting, and for a very long time.

  • Tom

    Drop a big concrete block on this boys head!

  • Mom

    Scary! What a psycho!

  • Karen from Cohasset

    This stuff makes me sick! What do you think that little chihuahua was thinking when she probably felt like she was living in a loving home only to have a “family” member inflict pain which killed her. RIP little girl!!! The 17 year old needs to be locked up!!!

  • Jim

    I wonder if his parents fear for their safety?

    • Kari

      I gave that some thought myself. If they aren’t, I can’t see why not!

  • Montana

    Why is everybody saying that this child needs to be put in jail? I am not excusing his behavior,and I definitely think that he should be given community service and perhaps some time spent in a juvenile detention center- but he NEEDS therapy. Obviously he is deeply disturbed, and therefore is incapable of rational thought.

    • jackactionhero

      Therapy? Why help? The only help he needs is a bullet. Why would you WANT to rehabilitate this person? Shouldn’t rehabilitation be used on someone worth a sh.1.t?

    • What Next?

      And maybe if we slap him on the wrist and say “no”, everything will be o.k. and he won’t do it again. C’mon…therapy? Maybe with jail time…

    • Joe

      @ Montana Who in the right mind would do this ….he SHOULD be in jail no if ands of buts about it, if you have a dog you know what i mean

  • Randall

    it sounds like he needs mental help not prolonged incarceration. send him to prison and he’ll just end up seething and worse when he comes out

    • jackactionhero

      Good. I don’t want him to come out of prison a changed murderer. I want him to either stay in prison forever, or be dead himself. I see no reason to try and “fix” him, nor do I see any reason to spend tax payer dollars on trying.

      I don’t CARE if he comes out worse. I don’t CARE if he is mentally ill. He is an enemy of the human race and needs to be treated as such.

      Why you all want to coddle this idiot and hug him and love him are beyond me. He is trash. Trash doesn’t need help.

    • mb

      in agreement with you Randall…incarceration without therapy would be a waste of money. He obviously is suffering from some form of mental illness/past abuse to do something like this to an innocent animal.

    • jjan

      Then he should not ever come out. Life in prison is what he deserves.

  • Nanci Agre Dempsey

    Surely a serial killer in the making. Get this kid therapy and keep a very close eye on him, though not sure psychopaths can realy be helped at all to feel empathy for living things besides themselves. That poor little Chi dog….I hope she didn’t suffer long. Breaks my heart into a million pieces.

  • Timothy Braam

    cruel animals

  • funnyman


  • No respect

    Why can’t people figure out that when kids are tought that they do not have to respect anything they will not respect anything.

    “My parents told me I don’t have to do what you tell me to”. Quote from a little leuge player I was trying to help. I asked him what that meant, he told me “my parents told me I don’t have to listen to anyone”.

    Teachers have no authrity to disciplin students, bus drivers can’t even tell a kid to sit down without their “parents” filing a complaint.

    We have no respect for basic human life any more. Abortion is OK.

    And I am glad all of you people are experts and know exactly what happened and know exatly what this kid needs.

    So what do you say, thumbs up or thunbs down?

    • jackactionhero

      What was the point of your comment? It didn’t have one.

  • Dog lover

    Send him to somalia!

  • Russ

    Lock up the parents. Its obvious they did not raise the cowardly POS right. Therefore they are just as responsible.What did you do Ma and Pa Idiot? The old X-Box babysitter? People should either raise em right,not have any , or go to jail for a long time. We’d see some parents doing their job maybe then.

    • jackactionhero

      You are stupid.

      Lock up the parents? My god, how dumb can a person be. Sometimes people are just evil, Russ, and parenting doesn’t fix or stop that.

      Get a clue.

  • 17 year old boy

    Oops. This seems to have upset more than just my parents. My bad. Just kidding. I promise not to do it again. Oh wait – what’s this – here kitty kitty kitty.

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