KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man faces felony charges after allegedly killing his dog with a baseball bat and then burying it in his backyard.
Khaleem Baringer, 21, of Kearney is charged in Buffalo County Court with felony use of a weapon to commit a felony and intentional felony animal cruelty of his dog, Mary Jane, a week ago, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
A witness told police Baringer hit the dog several times in the head with the bat after it defecated on the floor and nipped at a woman as she tried to place the dog into a kennel.
Records show the dog was stabbed at least once before it was wrapped it in several towels and buried behind a shed in the yard.
Police found blood spatter on the wall and window of the master bedroom, in the bathroom, and inside and outside of a trash can.
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