Pretoria lawyer stabs, kills boy's dog

2012-09-14 08:36
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Pretoria - A Pretoria lawyer has been arrested after he stabbed and killed the dog of a 12-year-old boy while both were out walking their animals.

The incident happened in a security estate in Moreletapark at about 16:00 on Wednesday, reported Beeld.

The boy, Aiden Viljoen, was walking his ridgeback Samson and another dog, Kiara, on a lead when the dog saw Francois Greeff come along with his two dogs.

The ridgeback apparently started pulling forward to get to the other dogs where according to the boy, there was a lot of growling and the leads got tangled up.

However, the dogs did not bite each other.

The lawyer allegedly leaned forward, over the boy, and stabbed the dog, piercing Samson’s lungs, causing him to die barely an hour later.

“He hurt Simson and Kiara was also cut on the ear. He then stood back and I asked him: ‘Did you just cut my dog?’ and he said yes. I asked: ‘Aren’t you going to apologise? And he said ‘no’ and walked away.”

“Simson came to lie against me and when I looked down I saw blood dripping down his leg. My dog didn’t deserve that,” said the sad boy.

Viljoen received the dog from his grandfather who died last year.

Greeff allegedly told the boy’s father that he used the knife to defend himself and his dogs.

But he told Beeld that he understood that what he did was wrong.

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