Christopher Blackstone, 25, seems intent to make the worst people of 2010 year before time runs out. Upset that his girlfriend, Talitha Peterson-Hooks, 25, left their apartment during an argument and then refused to take his calls, he proceeded to stomp her puppy to death and sent her a text message saying “If you would have answered your phone, your dog would still be alive.”
This occurred 4 a.m. Christmas Eve and Peterson-Hooks returned to find the 3 to 5 months old puppy beaten to death.
She had previously secured protective orders against Blackstone, but later dropped domestic violence charges and resumed their relationship.
He has been charged with felony cruelty to animals and criminal mischief (for causing over $1,000 damage to the patrol car). According to Gazette, he is also charged with felony criminal mischief after trying to kick his way out of a police patrol car.
We have seen these cases before of people using animals to vent their anger. The problem is that these case often result in relatively short and inconsistent sentences.