MONTE ALTO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A 21-year-old Texas man is accused of hanging a small puppy by the neck from a tree and posting a video of the deed on Facebook.
Sheriff’s Sergeant Frank Medrano said deputies traced the video to Claudio Gomez of Monte Alto, Texas. Medrano said Gomez admitted to hanging the dog “out of boredom.”READ MORE: The Salvation Army Angel Tree
Gomez was charged with torturing a non-livestock animal and is currently booked in the Hidalgo County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.READ MORE: Resale Shop Benefitting SafeHaven Domestic Violence Survivors Closed Following 'Significant' Burglary
The third-degree felony is punishable by two to 10 years in prison.
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