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Man decapitates puppy in front of girlfriend and her 2 children during an argument

By Mason White 10:04 AM October 16, 2015
James Xavier Quattlebaum 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested after he killed a puppy during an argument with his girlfriend.

Police said that 25-year-old James Xavier Quattlebaum, decapitated the head of the 2-year-old puppy in his home.

Quattlebaum cut the puppy’s head with a kitchen knife during the argument on Saturday about 3:30 a.m., police said.

The girlfriend, Tarsha Hankinson, and the children who are 7 and 11 years old, witnessed the horrific act.

Hankinson, 37, told police that her boyfriend was high on drugs when he came home. The two began arguing, and Quattlebaum grabbed a knife and beheaded the dog, according to police.

When police arrived, Quattlebaum was in his room covered in blood. The puppy’s body was found in a garbage can.

He was charged with ill treatment of animals, two counts of unlawful conduct towards a child and throwing bodily fluid on a officer for spitting at a police officer while being arrested.