Dudley Ramsay (right), a 25-year-old Brooklyn man was convicted by a New York City jury today for beating his five-month-old dachshund puppy 'Junior' to death.
According to charges and evidence presented by the Brooklyn District Attorney at trial before Judge Gary, the 260-pound Ramsay severely beat the puppy, later claiming that he was trying to discipline it.
Testimony at trial by an officer from the ASPCA's Humane Law Enforement agency testified that Ramsay told the officer, "I think I need help with anger management because I killed my first dog too."
How did Ramsay he beat the young puppy? According to evidence presented at trial, with repeated violence that included:
- Punching the puppy several times;
- Throwing him against a bathtub,
- Waiting several hours before taking his dachshund puppy to get medical help from a veterinarian.
The animal autopsy, or necropsy, performed on Junior after he died revealed that the young puppy had extensive internal injuries from the violent attack.
These included six fractured ribs, along with damage to the pup's lungs and liver.
Ramsay was convicted of both felony and misdemeanor charges, including:
- Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, a Class-E Felony
- Overdriving, Torturing and Injuring Animals, a Class-A Misdemeanor.
Ramsay faces up to two years in prison when he is sentenced May 7, 2010 for the crimes.
- Press Release, Brooklyn District Attorney (Mar. 12, 2010)
- Brooklyn Man Accused of Beating Dog to Death, The Brooklyn Ink (Mar. 10, 2010)
- Brooklyn District Attorney's Office
- Brooklyn Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Animals and Domestic Violence, National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
- Cruelty on the Couch, Hess, E., New York Magazine (Feb. 21, 2000)
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