Bruce Armitage, Jr.

Strangling and beating his roommates dog

Asheville, NC Buncombe County

Dec. 6, 2002

Armitage, age 27, of Eve Drive, was charged with felony animal cruelty.  He was jailed in lieu of $500 bond.

Armitage is charged for injuring his roommate’s 3-year-old dachshund. The roommate, Tara Kilgore, returned home to find the dog covered in blood.  The dog, named Chloe, was rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic and treated for puncture wounds and head trauma.  The veterinarian found evidence that the dog had been strangled.

Armitage's 1st court hearing was on December 16th, 2002.  He was convicted of the charges on May 20th, 2003.


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