Christopher Simpson, left, was charged with felony animal cruelty in the death of his girlfriend’s dog, Axel, right.
Christopher Simpson, left, was charged with felony animal cruelty in the death of his girlfriend’s dog, Axel, right. New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office
Christopher Simpson, left, was charged with felony animal cruelty in the death of his girlfriend’s dog, Axel, right. New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office

He was alone with his girlfriend’s puppy. Now he faces charges in its brutal death.

January 23, 2018 04:57 PM