Trial of Crestwood man accused of stabbing dog to death

CLAYTON, Mo. – A St. Louis has set a trial date for an accused Crestwood man stab the neighbor’s dog to death in 2019.

The defendant, John Ross III, 62, has been charged with felony animal cruelty by mutilation and illegal use of a weapon.

According to allegation documents, the crash occurred on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at the 9700 block of Greenview Drive.

A detective with the Crestwood Police Department said the victim’s dog, Teddy, wandered onto Ross’ property. Ross walked over to Teddy, grabbed the dog by the neck, and started stabbing it. The owner rushed Teddy to a veterinary hospital but the dog lost too much blood and had to put him down.

Police said Ross then released a statement corroborating the victim’s own story, which mentioned that Ross stood outside his home after the stabbing.

The trial is scheduled to begin January 23, 2023, according to the St. Louis. Ross faces five years in prison if convicted on both counts. Trial of Crestwood man accused of stabbing dog to death

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