SAVANNAH, GA – Briceson Moore is facing an aggravated animal cruelty charge after he admitted to using a dog toy to beat his girlfriend’s puppy to death.
Police say that last month, Moore beat his girlfriend’s nine-month old fox terrier to death with a “pole type” dog toy. He then took the dead dog to Forsyth Park Animal Hospital, where the vet took note of Moore’s odd behavior.
“Once the dog started to set in with rigor mortis the vet wrote that Briceson started grabbing his legs and making him like he was running while he was dead on a table,” said a SCMPD detective.
Officers say Moore eventually confessed to beating the dog and described how he did it.
“He hit the dog three times on each side, at least three times on each side with its own dog toy; it was a pole type dog toy and he said he didn’t want it to suffer so when it started bleeding from its nose he gave it a hard head shot,” said a detective.
What Moore didn’t offer is a reason for doing it.
“I don’t think I’m bipolar, I just don’t know what hit me. I just pounded him really hard.” Moore said in a statement.
Moore’s bond was set at $10,000 and he’s expected back in court on September 8th. His attorney has asked for a mental evaluation.
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