From the NY Post:
A hulking 265-pound Jerry Melendez, 33, allegedly took his rage out on his defenseless eight-pound dog on February 10, striking him with enough force to fracture his skull and causing a hemorrhage to his left eye.
After the heinous assault in Ridgewood, Melendez rushed five-year-old Spotty, to a private animal hospital where doctors desperately tried treating him for seizures and head trauma. They were left with no choice but to euthanize the pooch, whose injuries were just too severe.
Veterinarians notified the ASPCA and a necropsy later determined Spotty sustained blunt force impact.
Melendez, was charged with one felony count of animal cruelty yesterday.
He faces up to two years in prison and a $2,000 fine.