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Man beats his girlfriend with dog until it dies (video)

By Mason White 4:26 PM January 26, 2015
Timothy Tucker 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted of domestic violence after beating his girlfriend with a dog until it died, prosecutors in Michigan said.

51-year-old Timothy Tucker punched his girlfriend in the face and then pounded her with the 2-week-old dog until it died.

Tucker, who has a long criminal record, pleaded guilty to domestic violence as a habitual offender. A charge of torturing or killing an animal was dropped as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.

According to court documents, Tucker has previous convictions of domestic violence, fleeing police and counterfeit checks. He was also convicted of trespass and malicious destruction of property.

Tucker was sentenced to six months in jail with credit for 68 days already served, and four years probation. Tucker was also ordered to pay restitution.

According to the police investigation, Tucker punched his girlfriend in the face, leaving her with a very swollen eye. He then took the puppy and repeatedly struck the woman with it.

After the assault, the puppy died.