A teen in Broome County is behind bars this week after police determined that he stomped his aunt’s pet chihuahua to death; tossed the body in a stream, then lied about the house being burglarized.
Kyle Corbin, 18, moved to the Town of Maine from Florida a month ago to live with his aunt, the Press & Sun-Bulletin reported. On Monday, he allegedly called his aunt to tell her that her mobile home on State Rt. 26 had been burglarized.
His aunt found a pool of blood on the carpet and her dog missing, and reported the burglary to the police.
An investigation by the Broome County Sheriff’s Office determined that Corbin had stomped the dog to death with his foot. And attempted to dispose of it in the creek behind the trailer, WBNG-TV reported.
Police did not reveal a motive for the killing.
Corbin was charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals. The charge means that a defendant intentionally killed or caused serious injury to an animal “with no justifiable purpose”; and in an “especially depraved or sadistic manner.”
If convicted he could face 2 years in state prison. He is being held in Broome County Jail without bail.
Rest in peace tiny Chihuahua.