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Trinidad Puppy-Killer Admits to Crime

Sean Delontay Branch, the 24-year-old accused of murdering a puppy in Trinidad in June by dropping a brick on its head—an incident that exposed D.C.'s sensationalism deficit—pleaded guilty Monday to the crime. NBC 4 reports:

The morning of June 29, a puppy named King Tut was left sleeping behind a convenience store on Mt. Olivet Road in Northeast Washington.

U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen says Branch was angry with the owner of the dog that morning, and while the pet was unattended, the 24-year-old crushed King Tut with more than 90 pounds of concrete.

Branch could receive as many as five years in prison, according to NBC. Sad story for everyone involved, but after seeing the mind-bogglingly graphic pictures of the dog (seriously, don't look), it's good to see that justice is being served.

Courtesy Washington Humane Society

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  • Ward5Dude

    I hope he gets the max

  • w

    Black's Law dictionary defines murder as follows: The killing of a human being with malice aforethought.

    Ergo, killing an animal is not now, and can never be murder. I get what you are trying to do here, and this is an outrageous crime, but it is not equivalent to murder, not by a long shot. When you use that term, the language implies moral parity between animals and humans. This is a false comparison.

    Please take note, language matters, especially for a professional writer.

  • Typical DC BS

    Maybe some dog lovers in jail can drop some shots on this loser's dome.

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  • Art

    W is right. As horrible as this is (and it is horrible!!!), it ain't murder.

  • baker

    hope someone drops a 90 pound boulder on his frickin head
    in prison

  • Lexus Variance

    This young man is a SICK individual.