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File photo. The chihuahua killed was a two-month-old pup Shutterstock/wanida tubtawee
Animal Cruelty

Puerto Rican man who bit off the head of girlfriend's chihuahua gets jailed for seven years

No motive was given for the attack.

A MAN ON the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico has been sentenced to seven years in prison after biting off the head of his girlfriend’s dog.

Luis Arroyo pleaded guilty to mistreatment of an animal and domestic abuse in the incident, which occurred on 4 February.

The 40-year-old is said to have attacked the two-month-old chihuahua, and punched his 38-year-old girlfriend, in the western mountain town of Lares.

Judge Carlos Lopez Jimenez also fined Arroyo €3,000 (€2,780).

The El Vocero newspaper reported that Arroyo, who was unemployed, had been living with his girlfriend for six months.

The puppy is believed to have died instantly, reports El Vocero.

No motive was given for the attack.

With reporting from the Associated Press

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