Woman beats her dog to death to avoid paying veterinarian billsBy Mason White 3:20 AM March 7, 2016
|Laura Beth Hesse|
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested after killing her dog because she did not want to pay the veterinarian bills.
Police in Nevada, said that 30-year-old Laura Beth Hesse, beat her dog and stabbed it to death to avoid paying a veterinarian to euthanize it.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Department arrested Hesse, after the body of her female Boxer was found dead wrapped in a towel in a dumpster behind a business.
It was determined that the dog died from blunt force trauma to the head and of multiple stab wounds. During the investigation, detectives found evidence pointing to the motive.
Deputies said that Hesse, was trying to avoid paying for her dog to be euthanized. Officers arrested her after she allegedly ran a stop sign while under the influence of a controlled substance.
Officer said that Hesse also left her child home alone with drugs in the house.
Hesse faces several charges, including willful and malicious torture, maiming and killing of a dog, child neglect, DUI and possession of a controlled substance.