Dog stabbed to death in Newark; authorities try to determine if charges are warranted

A dog was stabbed to death in Newark on Tuesday night. The man who did it has admitted to it, saying he felt like his dog’s life was on the line. The Newark Police department is investigating and in talks with the Wayne County District Attorney to see whether criminal charges are warranted.

Teala Young and her husband live in an apartment near the entrance to a walking trail off Route 31 in Newark. They let their two dogs out to go to the bathroom around 6 p.m. on Tuesday and within a few minutes, noticed a man walking toward the trail with his dog.

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