(Des Moines) A Des Moines woman faces charges for hanging her boyfriend’s dog.
The Des Moines Register is reporting that 28-year-old Sheena Cornwell, is charged with animal torture. The woman told Police that she hanged the dog by its collar and leash from a rafter in the garage because the dog, a pit bull mix, was old and sick.
Her boyfriend, Jason Van Dyke found the dog when he arrived at their northwest-side home a little after 5 p.m. Saturday and called Police.
According to the paper Cornwell said she didn’t think there was anything wrong with the way she put the dog to death. She claimed the dog was annoying the other two dogs in the house. Police estimated the dog was 13 or 14 years old.
Police said Cornwell was under the influence of alcohol when she was taken into custody. She said the dog tried to bite her when she was hanging her.
Cornwell and Jason Van Dyke had been living together for two years. Van Dyke asked Police for a restraining order.
April 7, 2013