‘NYPD Blue’ writer arrested for killing dog

Former NYPD Blue writer Ted Shuttleworth was arrested this weekend and may be facing up to a year in prison after allegedly killing his poodle by punching her in the face. The 51-year-old writer reportedly punched the 4 1/2 pound dog (Lola) in the face after getting annoyed with her. Shutterworth later brought Lola to a veterinarian, who found the injury suspicious and contacted the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). After performing tests the ASPCA confirmed that she died as a direct result of the punch, telling the New York Post: “Lola sustained a traumatic brain injury secondary to the application of blunt force to the right side of her head at the hands of the suspect, her owner.” ~Stacy Raivich

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  1. Callie • June 19, 2012 @ 11:48 AM

    What a sick ass! Someone should beat the crap out of him

  2. Cassie • June 19, 2012 @ 11:52 AM

    What a pile of garbage, a thing like him should be put in jail that what he did to such an innocent creature

  3. Anonymous • June 19, 2012 @ 4:59 PM

    I bet he probably didn’t mean to hit it hard enough to actually kill it.

  4. Olive • June 19, 2012 @ 7:27 PM

    What an asshole! Really its a DOG! Dogs have moments too, so if you think hitting it in the freaking FACE is going to make it stop, well then you are a despicable person. Go to hell! Oh and R.I.P Lola :'(

  5. Richard • June 19, 2012 @ 9:04 PM

    Poodles can be vicious (they bite a lot) and annoying. Still, doesn’t excuse what he did.

  6. Mary • June 22, 2012 @ 2:41 AM

    It doesn’t matter what his intent was, you don’t PUNCH a defenseless animal. Are you kidding? If you can’t handle the breed, give him to someone who can. Prison, anger management and a huge donation to the ASPCA. Maybe even a PSA or something. How horrible.

  7. j09 • June 24, 2012 @ 7:38 PM

    Wow what a disgusting piece of sh*t. Put him away, he is a worthless monster. There has to be more done against animal abuse! @Anonymous – The dog was only 4 and a half pounds, obviously punching it would seriously hurt it.

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