Never mind anger management. What a Missouri man needs is not currently provided under the law. The Peoria Journal Star reports that 41-year-old Allen W. Thompson, 41, of Farmington, Mo., appeared in Peoria County Circuit Court on Monday, where he was charged with one count of aggravated cruelty to animals in the death of a dog.
The charge, which stems his having thrown his girlfriend's pet Chihuahua against a wall in a fit of rage last week, snapping the animal’s neck, is a felony. It could land him in prison for up to three years. Thompson was also ordered held on $30,000 bond pending a Jan. 31 preliminary hearing.
According to the PJStar report:
Assistant State's Attorney Steve Pattelli said Thompson was at his girlfriend's Bartonville home with the dog and got angry when the dog, named Beep Beep, refused to come out from under the bed. After trying to remove the dog, Thompson, who had a history of anger and bipolar issues, pulled the dog out, flinging it against the wall, Pattelli said in open court.
The girlfriend was not home at the time but tells authorities that Thompson admitted having killed the dog.
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