SC man accused of killing puppy on downtown sidewalk

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Christopher Burdell Leach

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A Gaston County homeless man was arrested after police officials say he slammed a puppy onto a sidewalk in downtown Gastonia, killing it, WBTV reported.

Christopher Burdell Leach, 48, was charged with felony cruelty to animals, intoxicated and disruptive and injury to personal property.

According to law enforcement, Leach put the puppy in a cloth bag, raised the bag over his head, and slammed the bag with the puppy in it onto the sidewalk repeatedly until it was dead.