A Sandy Springs man accused of killing his girlfriend’s pet Pomeranian and then using the dead animal as a weapon to beat the woman is expected to enter a guilty plea on Thursday morning, a statement from the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said.
Emmanuel Alfredo Tadeo is charged with Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Animal Cruelty, Animal Cruelty and Battery in the May 19 incident.
The victim was allegedly kicked and beaten by Tadeo during an argument at her Roswell Road apartment.
Her dog was also kicked and stomped after rushing to her defense. The pet was later taken outside where it was killed. Its body was then allegedly used in further attacks against the victim.
Tadeo faces a maximum 20 years in prison on the Aggravated Assault charge and a maximum of five years in prison on the felony Animal Cruelty charge.