A Riverside male has pleaded guilty to a federal charge immediately after severely injuring his pet dog and posting films of the struggling animal on social media, officers announced Thursday.
Angel Ramos-Corrales, 19, pleaded responsible to just one count of animal crushing in relationship with the Feb. 13 incident, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.
In accordance to his plea settlement, Ramos-Corrales assaulted the puppy, who he named Canelo, by inflicting accidents to the dog’s head and torso, and leading to skull and rib fractures.
“The dog’s accidents brought on it to consistently tumble headfirst, and Ramos-Corrales recorded a online video of the hurt puppy dog and posted it on his Instagram account,” officers stated in a news release.
Afterwards, Ramos-Corrales slit the puppies throat by more than an inch, creating the pet to “bleed noticeably and lapse into unconsciousness.” He then recorded a movie of the puppy as it was lying on the rest room flooring and posted it on Snapchat. In the video clip, he claims “I’m chilly-hearted” and “callously” kicks the pet, which was however alive at the time, officials reported.
Law enforcement responded to Ramos-Corrales’ residence that same working day and found him with “fresh blood stains” on his clothes and contemporary cut wounds on his hand. Officers also discovered the severely injured pet in the property, lying on a mattress, along with blood spatters in equally the bedroom and lavatory, officials had formerly indicated.
The defendant’s roommate told officers that he experienced locked himself in his bed room right after seeing blood and the canine wrapped in a rug, when Ramos-Corrales was yelling in his have room.
Riverside County Section of Animal Services also responded to the property, and even though Canelo was nonetheless alive, he had to be euthanized owing to the severity of his accidents, officers explained.
Throughout questioning in March, the defendant advised FBI brokers that he purchased Canelo as a tiny pup from a Craigslist posting a number of months before. He claimed he didn’t remember the facts of what he experienced completed to the canine.
Ramos-Corrales was arrested by the FBI and the Riverside Law enforcement Department April 26 and appeared in court docket afterwards the exact same working day. He was introduced on a $15,000 bond before inevitably coming into the responsible plea Thursday.
Ramos-Corrales is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 16 and faces seven yrs in federal prison.
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