James Carncross, 28, is accused of beating a small Dachshund, named "Buffy," to death this past Friday at his girlfriend's home in Pompey.
According to a subsequent publication of Syracuse News, the three-year-old dog, who belonged to Alexa Harris, had a fractured skull, which was revealed in x-rays which were taken at an area veterinary clinic.
Carncross had initially told his girlfriend that he thought that the dog died from a heart attack - he later changed his story and said that he had kicked the dog down the stairs; blood in the snow revealed that the dog suffered a traumatic blow of some sort.
Carncross was just released from prison on Jan. 2 - he has been serving time after being convicted of aggravated criminally negligent homicide and reckless driving for causing a state trooper's death during a high speed chase in 2006.
Carncross is facing a felony charge for Buffy's death; he was sent to jail.
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