Police have arrested a Massachusetts man they say stomped his family’s pet Chihuahua to death and tried to hide the body.
Weymouth police say 19-year-old Shykeim Basden faces arraignment Tuesday after his arrest Monday on several charges including animal cruelty.
Officers responded to reports of the killing at about 3:30 p.m.
A witness told responding officers that Basden had stomped on the Chihuahua named Coco several times, then fled the apartment with the dog in his arms.
A family member told police they thought Basden was going to throw the dog in a nearby pond.
Police searched the shoreline and found the dog’s body.