Chesapeake man accused of killing his dog

Posted at 11:30 AM, Jan 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-30 12:08:56-05
Marc Harding

Marc Harding

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A Chesapeake man is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly killing his dog.

Chesapeake Police say 43-year-old Marc Harding allegedly killed his female pit bull on January 25th.

Neighbors tell us they saw it coming.

“I seen it multiple times where he did use to beat on him," neighbor Keana Parker said. He beat him outside. Smacking him, kicking him, just talk dirty to him.”

Harding is charged with animal cruelty causing death.

Neighbors tell us they tried saving the dog before this deadly situation.

They say they called PETA and Chesapeake Animal Control.

Chesapeake police say they didn't have enough evidence to take custody of the dog.

He has a trial scheduled for April 12 at 10:00 a.m.