EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been charged with beating his girlfriend’s dog to death.
Thirty-one-year-old Steven Severino, of Peabody, pleaded not guilty to an animal cruelty charge Tuesday while being arraigned in Malden District Court.
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Police in Everett arrested Severino on Monday after neighbors say they heard a dog yelping and what sounded like a dog being thrown against a structure. Authorities say the dog died after suffering a broken jaw and other serious injuries. A necropsy was planned to determine the exact cause of death.
Police say Severino denied hurting the dog.
Severino posted $150 bail and is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 7.