A man was sentenced in a UK court today for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal after police discovered that he had strangled his collie, cut her up and then fed her to his other dog after cooking the meat with an Oxo cube and onions.
Mr Dominic O’Connor admitted to killing the dog, named Jess, before feeding her remains to his other pets.
A friend of his noticed a foul smell in Mr O’Connor’s home and notified the police after she thought he had killed her.
She explained that one day the dog was in the house and the next day it was not. Mr O’Connor had admitted to putting the dog in the shower at first before putting it in the bin after the friend left.
The female witness informed the court: “In a way he was joyful about it. He was not all there. His head was somewhere else.”
Mr O’Connor, who had already changed his name from William Moscari (probably after being convicted for another gruesome crime), had bought collie Jess on Facebook and came clean as to what he had done to police, but still had to turn up for a two-day trial.
He said: “I cooked it and fed it to the other dog with a few onions and an Oxo cube and salt and pepper.”
Mr O’Connor admitted during the trail that he tried twice to strangle the collie Jess but the first lead he used had “too much give”.
The remainder of the dog’s carcass was then chopped up with an axe and a bread knife before he burned it on a fire.
The remains of the collie were dumped in Portavogie Harbour, County Down