A young man with a criminal history has admitted to a vicious crime against a dog in Spartanburg County, S.C.
According to Friday's WYFF News, after responding to a tip about possible animal cruelty, Environmental Enforcement officers interviewed Jonathon Meldzuk, who confessed to a particularly brutal, senseless crime.
Meldzuk gave authorities a written confession detailing how he took a young, female Labrador retriever into his house and beat her in the head with a hammer until she died.
Specifically, he confessed to:
“violently repeatedly striking the dog’s head and then holding the body still until it stopped spasming (sic).”
He then dumped the dog's body in a creek.
According to Meldzuk's sister, Jacquelyne Meldzuk, the dog was a rescue who she had brought home.
Jonathon's family acknowledges that he has problems, and his history shows that he is prone to violent activities.
Not long ago, he was jailed for attempting to set fire to an elderly woman's home.
An incident report indicates that Meldzuk is becoming increasingly violent and has indicated a desire to kill.
Right now, he is being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center, where a charge of ill treatment of animals has just been added to his list of wrongdoings.
His sister indicated to WYFF 4 News that he needs help, stating:
“Not everybody comes from a good home. Everybody's broken in their own way, and something inside of him broken. Instead of him being ignored, or singled out as a number, as a prison number or somebody that just needs help. Actually get in there and figure out what's going on."
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