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Man kills his mother’s dog by dumping it into apartment complex trash compactor and activating the machine

By Mason White 4:14 PM March 12, 2017
Terrence J. Clark
Terrence J. Clark
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) A cruel man decided to get rid of his mother’s dog by crushing it to death with a garbage compactor, according to police in Tennessee.

The Nashville Police Department said that Specialized Investigations Division detectives charged 27-year-old Terrence J. Clark, with aggravated animal cruelty.

Clark is accused of putting a Shih Tzu dog in an apartment complex trash compactor, and activating the machine multiple times.

The Nashville Fire Department was called to Arbor Hills Apartments on Arbor Knoll Boulevard, to rescue the dog after a resident heard it whimpering and barking from inside the compactor.

Surveillance video showed Clark pull up in a car, remove the dog from the back seat, put it in a plastic grocery bag, and then place it in the trash compactor.

Clark is then seen to push the compactor button four times, before returning to his car and driving away. The dog was rushed to a veterinarian.

It died four days later. Clark was booked into jail, and his bail has been set at $65,000.