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Suffolk man charged after dog is stomped and beaten to death with cane

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Posted at 4:49 PM, Sep 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-28 16:50:01-04

Suffolk, Va. – A 48-year-old Suffolk man, John Rudolph Babb, has been charged after an investigation revealed that a family pet was beaten to death with a cane.

Police say they responded to the 1400 block of Redwood Court on August 13 about a dog that had been beaten to death allegedly because it would not leave the room. 

They discovered after an investigation that an adult female black and white Labrador mix named Kumo had been kicked, stomped and beaten to death with a cane. 

Babb has been charged with felony cruelty to animals and maim, kill, poison animal or fowl. 

A 15-year-old was also charged with animal cruelty.