...but killing him is ridiculous?
I'll keep the Oxbow Incident in mind, but I have to wonder about this guy that's already been convicted of killing his ex- girlfriend's dog. Now he's suspected of killing at least two other dogs.
Consider this statement he supposedly made. If quoted correctly, and not taken out of context, I'd say it's a signal of a screw loose in the guy just by itself:
“I have a dog of my own that I love like a kid, but killing the animal is ridiculous.”
But killing the animal is ridiculous? Makes it sound like regularly beating the dog would be considered normal but killing it might be going a bit far.
I'd be interested in knowing if the guy ever did have a dog and, if he did, whatever happened to it?