Friday, May 16, 2003

Blacksburg man charged with felony for killing roommate's dog

As reported here in the Roanoke Times, a general district court judge has certified to the grand jury a felony charge against a Blacksburg man who whipped a metal bowl at his roommate's dog, causing the dog's death. The article notes that the law making this crime a felony, Va. Code § 18.2-144, is called "the 'T-Bone' bill because it was inspired by an English pointer named T-Bone that was shot and killed."

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