by Jo Oliver on 12/11/12 at 10:34 pm
Andrew Delgado, an 18-year-old California man, was arrested this past Friday for allegedly brutally killing his family’s dog, Buddy, on October 27, 2012.
Buddy was found in a ravine barely clinging to life. He was burned extensively and subsequently died shortly after being found.
According to Daily News, the basset hound was doused with lighter fluid and set on fire by Delgado. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department arrested Delgado, and he confessed to act. Delgado claimed he was under the influence of drugs when he killed the dog.
Naturally, Ventura and surrounding citizens were concerned about how/if this crime would be handled. Delgado had previously been found guilty of vandalism and drug and theft offensives three different times before this incident. Concerning Buddy, Delgado was charged with arson and animal cruelty, with a $35,000 bail. He will make his first court appearance Tuesday.