Puppy Killer Pleads Guilty
24 year old Sean Delontay Branch had plead guilty to killing a puppy named King Tut in a Trinidad alley in June. Branch was angry with the dog's owner, and dropped a 90 pound chunk of concrete on the puppy's head while it slept.
Branch will be sentenced November 27th. He faces up to five years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
From the flyer:
On Friday June 29th 2012, King Tut, a 6-month old brindle and white puppy, had a large block of cement dropped on his head while he was sleeping. This incident occurred at approximately 9 a.m. behind the Circle Seven Express store at 1209 Mount Olivet Road, NE. The injuries to the puppy were fatal. The suspect is a light-skinned African-American male, medium-build, in his late 20s.
The Washington Humane Society desperately needs the help of the community for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this horrific act of animal cruelty. The Washington Humane Society is offering a $2,500.00 reward that will be given to any person who provides such information.
The original post (with comments) about the killing is here.
Coverage around town:
Washington City Paper
Titan of Trinidad (Warning, if you scroll down in the ToT post you will see a close up of the photo from the flyer. It's quite graphic, so please view at your own risk).