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Wake County man charged with killing 2-month-old puppy

Man charged with torturing and killing 2-month-old puppy

Shawnesse Valencia, 25, of Garner is accused of beating, torturing and killing a 2-month-old puppy, according to warrants. He was charged with one felony count of animal cruelty. Warrants said the puppy, named Onyx, was a black and white female
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Shawnesse Valencia, 25, of Garner is accused of beating, torturing and killing a 2-month-old puppy, according to warrants. He was charged with one felony count of animal cruelty. Warrants said the puppy, named Onyx, was a black and white female

A 25-year-old Garner man is accused of beating, torturing and killing a 2-month-old puppy, according to Wake County arrest warrants.

Raleigh police charged Shawnesse Valencia of 215 Bainbridge Circle with one felony count of animal cruelty. Valencia was jailed with his bail set at $10,000.

Warrants said the puppy, named Onyx, was a black and white female.

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Josh Shaffer covers Wake County and federal courts. He has been a reporter for The News & Observer since 2004 and previously wrote a column about unusual people and places.
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