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3-year-old allegedly kills dog
Police: Charges unlikely

COVINGTON - Covington police say that it is unlikely that a 3-year-old boy, who allegedly threw a dog to the ground and killed it last week, will face any charges in connection with the incident.

Shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, Covington Police Department Officer Stanley Moore responded to a home on Scarlet Drive and spoke to the owner of the dog, according to an incident report completed by the officer.

The victim told Moore that his daughter had been playing with two neighborhood children in his garage when he heard his daughter scream. When he went to see what happened, the victim said he noticed his white toy poodle, which he had owned for more than 13 years, lying motionless on the pavement.

His daughter reportedly told him that one of the children she had been playing with had been holding the dog and when she told him to put it down, he threw the animal down in anger, Moore said.

The victim asked the children to go home, at which point he escorted them to their residence and spoke to their mother, who agreed to reimburse him for the dog.

The child who allegedly killed the dog was later identified as a 3-year-old boy, according to the CPD report.

Joel Griffin can be reached at joel.griffin@newtoncitizen.com