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Friday 28 August 2015

Man charged over death of Chihuahua

Published 08/02/2012

Authorities say a California man killed a Chihuahua by hitting the dog with a golf club
Authorities say a California man killed a Chihuahua by hitting the dog with a golf club

A California man has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities say he killed a Chihuahua by hitting the dog with a golf club.

A spokesman for the Riverside County prosecutor's office said 58-year-old Larry Jaurequi, of Menifee, also faces an enhancement alleging he used a dangerous or deadly weapon.

Jaurequi was arrested on January 26 after witnesses reported seeing him strike the dog with a golf club, sending the animal into the air.

The animal belonged to a neighbour.

Jaurequi's arraignment date has not been set. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison.

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