Man convicted of killing and cooking dog

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Image caption Dominic O’Connor informed authorities he cut up the collie’s carcass with an axe and bread knife

A 27-year-old male from County Down has actually been founded guilty of killing and cooking a canine, prior to feeding it to another family pet.

Dominic O’Connor strangled four-year-old collie, Jess, with a lead prior to preparing it utilizing “a couple of onions and an Oxo cube” last December.

O’Connor, who experiences a character condition, was condemned of triggering unneeded suffering to a pet, which he had actually purchased on Facebook.

He is because of be sentenced next month.

At the two-day-trial, Downpatrick Crown court was informed that O’Connor, previously called William Moscari, purchased the pet dog on Facebook.

During authorities questioning, he described how he had actually attempted to strangle the animal with one lead, however since it had “excessive offer” he utilized a smaller sized one.

He stated he then cut the animal up, preparing a few of it and feeding it to another pet.

“I prepared it and fed it to the other pet with a couple of onions and an Oxo cube and salt and pepper,” he stated.

O’Connor then cut up the canine’s carcass with an axe and bread knife, burned it on a fire and discarded the ashes in Portavogie harbour.

The event was revealed when O’Connor, of Roden Street in Kircubbin, informed healthcare facility health specialists exactly what he had actually done.

Police then visited his home, where they discovered burned pet hair and a liquid on the grate of the fire.

A pal of O’Connor’s informed the jury she had actually seen the collie one day, however saw it was missing out on the following day.

She included that she observed the shower screen had actually been pulled throughout in O’Connor’s restroom which your home “appeared odd … there was an unusual odor to it”.

She stated he had later admitted that he had actually strangled the pet dog, put it in the shower and after that into the bin once she had actually left.

O’Connor yielded that individuals would be revolted by his actions, and acknowledged “part of it was incorrect”.

He will appear in court for sentencing on 21 November.

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