LI man faces animal cruelty charge in dog's death

March 3, 2011 5:01:20 AM PST
Authorities say a Long Island teenager faces animal cruelty charges for causing fatal injuries to his ex-girlfriend's dog.

Suffolk County police say 18-year-old Vincent Maio is accused of throwing the dog into a nightstand and punching it in the head.

The 5-year-old Pomeranian named Foxy suffered multiple rib fractures and a punctured lung. The alleged attack occurred on Jan.


Court records show the Selden resident was arrested on Tuesday.

It was not immediately clear whether he had obtained a lawyer.

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