U.S.

Son punches father and kills family dog by standing on it

By Mason White 4:55 PM October 25, 2017
Little dog (illustration)
Little dog (illustration)
By: William Martin  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

A cruel son killed his family’s dog by kicking it and standing on top of its little body, according to police in California.

Fresno police said that they have arrested 38-year-old Gerald James Santema after being accused of killing the dog and punching his father.

Santema pleaded no contest to animal cruelty at the Fresno County Superior Court.

He faces up to two years in prison.

Santema remains locked up in the Fresno County Jail without bail.

According to the police investigation, Santema confronted his father and punched him in the face.

Santema then struck the dog named Wiggles.

He kicked the 5-pound dog and then stood on top of it until it died.

Several family members watched in horror as their beloved dog died.

Santema the buried Wiggles in a shallow grave.

Prosecutors agreed to dismiss the assault charge in connection with the assault on Santema’s father as part of a plea bargain agreement.