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Friday, October 15, 2010

Man kills pet owner after dog makes a mess on his yard

Near Chicago, a 69-year-old man is on trial after he allegedly shot and killed a guy whose dog had peed on the 69-year-old's yard. The defendant testified the other day, and he's just ... a little different. He says he fired only after the younger man had punched him in the mouth.

"I said, 'Please keep your dog on the sidewalk because that is a public thoroughfare,'" said Clements, who went on at length during cross-examination about animal-waste ordinances in the village where he has lived since 1987. "I knew about the ordinances. I pay attention to my village. I love my village."

Hat Tip: Many thanks, Keith G in PV!

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