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Indiana couple accused of locking dog in room and starving him to death

Marcum and Ormsby
Marcum and Ormsby
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According to Wednesday's WISH TV News, a Fort Wayne, Ind., couple is facing charges for allegedly starving a young dog to death.

Cameron Marcum, 25, and Chelsey Ormsby, 25, are accused of locking a dog, named "Tito," inside of a bedroom in their home and leaving him there to die.

The couple admitted to the authorities that they "didn't like" the dog and that they had heard his cries, barks and scratches at the door. According to the Associated Press, Tito was the last of a litter born at the couple's residence and when he did not sell, they decided to stop feeding him.

In Oct. 2013, police officers who had gone to the home on the 5500 block of Allendale Drive to serve arrest warrants, found Tito's body beneath a baby's bassinet in the bedroom where he had been locked away. The officers noted that the room was covered in feces and there were scratches on the door and walls where he had tried to get out.

Marcum and Ormsby are facing charges for torturing or mutilating an animal, cruelty to an animal, and harboring a non-immunized dog.

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