Prosecutors on Thursday are expected to unseal of an indictment against a New York man accused of killing a lost Chihuahua while threatening a relative during a video phone call.
Suffolk County Police said earlier this month that they charged the 23-year-old Brentwood man with aggravated cruelty to animals and aggravated harassment in connection with the dog killing and threats.
During a FaceTime call with a relative, the Long Island man strangled the dog and threatened the family member, police said. The incident occurred on June 1, nearly a month after the Long Island man found the Chihuahua that had escaped from its Central Islip home.
Detectives found the dog's body a few days later at a waste transfer facility in Holbrook. A necropsy was planned but no information had been released.
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Authorities also said they were not releasing the man's name because he was undergoing a mental health evaluation at a hospital.