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Man kills girlfriend's Pekingese with cleaver

The Local · 25 May 2012, 08:55

Published: 25 May 2012 08:55 GMT+02:00

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The unemployed Raffael V. was arguing with his girlfriend Petra G. about money when "Pebbles" stepped in to protect his mistress.

According to a report in Friday's Bild newspaper, the dog's noisy intervention sent the 21-year-old into a rage and he fetched a meat cleaver from the kitchen and attacked the animal.

"He was hacking at Pebbles for 15 minutes, until he stopped moving," the 28-year-old woman told the paper. "I was scared he was going to do something to me."

The terrified woman called the police, and six officers promptly arrested the man.

State prosecutor Claudia Krauth said, "We have not seen such a gruesome case in years."

Raffael V. - who was 20 at the time of the crime - was sentenced to three weeks juvenile detention, 120 hours community service, and a five-year ban on keeping an animal.

He told Bild, "I've received my sentence and I just want to forget the whole business."

Petra G. has since separated from the man. "I have had Pebbles cremated," she said. "I will never get rid of those horrible images."

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10:42 May 25, 2012 by Sugarmommydate,com
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12:16 May 25, 2012 by lordkorner
In Hundsight, maybe its as well there was a dog there present to hack...
13:11 May 25, 2012 by starsh3ro
"hacking at Pebbles for 15 minutes, until he stopped moving" ... that was for sure a duracell!
13:39 May 25, 2012 by Bushdiver
Well, this is two people that didn't have more cashed stashed in a savings account which was mentioned in the article "Germans are richer than ever"
15:08 May 25, 2012 by reallybigdog
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15:48 May 25, 2012 by raandy
Barking dogs can be irritating. Raffael certainly thought so.
21:04 May 25, 2012 by euan.dykes
I'm pretty sure one good hit with a meat cleaver would have sufficed enough to kill the dog. But then again if you keep hitting a dead dog for 15 minutes of cause it's going to keep moving. What's a 28 year old woman doing with a 21 year old boy anyhow? Maybe she gets a new dog and calls it Meat Cleaver.
16:24 May 26, 2012 by Trace33
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01:09 May 28, 2012 by timsterp
is Germany even a real country? i thought they were part of Canada...
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