Cape Girardeau man charged with revenge stabbing death of dog

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) – A southeast Missouri man is charged with stabbing a dog 11 times out of revenge and leaving the slain dog’s remains on the owner’s doorstep.

KFVS-TV reports that 18-year-old Andrew Nipper, of Cape Girardeau, was charged Wednesday with animal abuse, receiving stolen property and harassment. The police report says he fatally stabbed the dog, named Pepper, last month. The dog’s owner told police that Nipper and her friend had dated. She said she believed the stabbing was in retaliation for calling police after Nipper stalked her friend.

Court documents say that law enforcement learned two days after Pepper was killed that Nipper took a selfie with the dog on his phone and sent it to another person.

Bond is set at $25,000. His attorney didn’t immediately return a phone message.
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Information from: KFVS-TV