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LI man faces animal cruelty charge in dog's death
SELDEN -- Authorities say a Long Island teenager faces animal cruelty charges for causing fatal injuries to his ex-girlfriend's dog.
Suffolk County police say 18-year-old Vincent Maio is accused of throwing the dog into a nightstand and punching it in the head.
The 5-year-old Pomeranian named Foxy suffered multiple rib fractures and a punctured lung. The alleged attack occurred on Jan.
Court records show the Selden resident was arrested on Tuesday.
It was not immediately clear whether he had obtained a lawyer.
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