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Man Charged With Killing Puppy

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Lolo man is charged with cruelty to animals after his puppy was killed.

The Missoulian reports Christopher M. Richards was charged after his neighbor called law enforcement to say her 10-year-old son had seen Richards dragging the puppy into the house on April 3rd, apparently angry because the puppy had been digging in the yard.

The woman told investigators that her son his father heard the puppy scream a couple times and then Richards came back outside with something wrapped in a blue tarp or blanket. Prosecutors say the puppy, named Roscoe, hasn't been seen since.

Court records say Richards told a deputy that he shot the puppy after injuring it so badly that he didn't believe it would recover.

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