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Pet-sitter arrested for beating dog to death in Richmond

05 Sep 2016 | by Deepshikha Tahiliani | Posted in: Wag News

Things have gone bad to worse. Of late, a dog-sitter in Richmond town was arrested in felony of beating a dog to death. Apparently, the felon, Wilfred “Freddy” Lee, age 22 left a nerve racking voicemail saying that he killed a pet. He has been charged under the act of cruelty to animals. As per the documents of the court, the felony is defined as “unnecessary beating” or “torture” a dog resulting in animal’s death.


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The incident took place when dog’s owner, Jill Webster went to china and left her pet, Monkei, a pit bull mix with Lee. She found Freddy Lee on the care finder website. She also stated that she met Lee I person before leaving Monkei with him. After a couple of days, Jill received a voicemail from Freddy where he apologized by saying that he bet the little pitbull for many days and the pooch is now no more. According to Jill, “The detail in which he described it was, I had to turn the voicemail off. My blood went cold.”


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Jill’s friend Kate mentions that after Webster left for overseas, things seemed fine with Monkei and Lee. Lee sounded very cold in his voicemail, saying “I'm sorry. I don't know why I hit her.’ It was pretty grizzly.” Kate also mentioned that Lee confessed in the message that he was at fault, and Monkei never harmed him or bit him.

Currently, Jill is still in China and would fly down to Richmond as soon as possible. Lee however was released on his own warrant with a bond of $2500. If he found guilty for the act, he could be forbidden from owning a pet for a lifetime.

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