Memphis Man Arrested For Killing Puppy in Dishwasher

Memphis Man Arrested For Killing Puppy in Dishwasher

A horrific case of animal cruelty in the Mid-South. A Memphis man is locked up, accused of killing his puppy in the dishwasher and then tossing it in the trash. 
MEMPHIS, TN -- A horrific case of animal cruelty in the Mid-South. A Memphis man is locked up, accused of killing his puppy and tossing it in the trash.

It's the terrible way the puppy was killed that is especially disturbing to neighbors. Witnesses say Marcus Curry put his puppy in a dishwasher then turned it on.

"I just can't believe he did that to a puppy," says Melanie Evans. "What did the dog do to him?"

Neighbors are in disbelief at the cruel things Curry is accused of doing to his dog.

"I can't believe it," Evans says.

"I ain't never heard nothing like that before," says David Hurd.

Maintenance workers at the Willowlake Apartments in Southeast Memphis called police after they found the dead puppy in a dumpster Wednesday.

A witness told officers she saw Curry put the small mixed breed puppy in a dishwasher and turn it on.

"My grandmother, she has a dog, she would never do that to an animal," says Evans.

Animal control officers found the dead dog in the dumpster in a trash bag. Curry admitted he threw the dog away, but denied putting it in the dishwasher.

"I'm still in shock," says Evans.

"It's crazy," says Hurd. "We live in a crazy world. Stuff happens every day. What can you do about it?"

Curry is charged with animal cruelty. He is in jail on a $40,000 bond. He's scheduled to have a video arraignment Thursday morning.
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