Police: Dog killed with samurai sword

January 14, 2009 6:26:43 AM PST
Authorities say a man accused of killing a dog with a samurai sword on New Year's Eve in Sulphur has been arrested and booked with aggravated cruelty to animals. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies arrested 20-year-old Aaron D. Simoneau on Monday.

Diana Morales with the Calcasieu Animal Services Department said Simoneau used the sword to kill "Puppy," a miniature chow mix that was more than 10 years old.

She said the incident occurred while Simoneau was at an acquaintance's home.

Morales said a person convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

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