Man strangled friend’s dog to death after angry phone call from boss
A man who threw a small dog against a wall and strangled it to death after he became angry has been jailed.
Robert Fitzgerald, 38, killed Titch the miniature Yorkshire terrier after he flew into a rage when he tripped over the tiny pooch after a call.
He had been looking after the dog for friends Paul and Donna James at their home in Birmingham while they went on holiday to Spain.
The court heard the callous became stressed following an angry phone call with his employers on April 21 this year.
A neighbour, Jade Leech, who had been asked to keep an eye on the dog by its owners, found the... read more
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