Man found guilty of killing puppy, assaulting woman

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence man was found guilty of maliciously killing a dog and assaulting his ex-girlfriend during an incident almost two years ago.

According to the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, Luis Laboy, 44, killed his ex-girlfriend’s puppy Chihuahua named Blacky. The court revealed that on September 23, 2012, the woman went to her ex-boyfriend’s apartment to pick up some items she had left there when she discovered the dead puppy inside.

Laboy then grabbed his ex-girlfriend by the arm and smashed her cell phone. The victim took off as Laboy chased after her holding the dead puppy and threw at her as she ran down the stairs, the AG’s office stated. Once outside, she ran to her car and Laboy continued to chase her.

He was arrested by and charged by Providence police with malicious killing of a dog, domestic simple assault, and domestic malicious damage to property. He was released on $10,000 personal recognizance.

The Attorney General’s Office revealed that while out on bail. Laboy harassed the victim and her new boyfriend.

He was arrested by the Pawtucket police and charged with cybertsalking, obscene phone calls,  and violation of a no contact order.

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