Queens man accused of slamming dog to death indicted

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A photo of 3-year-old Honey, who was allegedly killed by 33-year-old Carlos Hernandez. (Photo: Instagram)

The 33-year-old Jackson Heights man accused of killing his girlfriend’s Chihuahua by slamming it to the floor was indicted by a Queens County Grand Jury this week.

Carlos Hernandez faces charges of one count of aggravated cruelty to animals, one count of third-degree robbery, two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief, one count of endangering the welfare of a child, one count of second degree harassment and one count of disorderly conduct.

According to the indictment, Hernandez allegedly slammed the 3-year-0ld animal to the floor during an argument in his girlfriend’s Forest Hills home in January, while her 11-year-old daughter heard the whole thing in the next room.

“The defendant is accused of aggravated cruelty to animals for pulling his girlfriend’s small dog out of her arms during an argument and killing the helpless animal by violently throwing the dog to the floor,” said Queens County District Attorney Richard Brown. “Such acts of aggression toward animals cannot – and will not – be tolerated.”

Hernandez’s next court date is July 6, 2016. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison.

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