#TheList Kelvin Hill, born 26/07/1975, most recently of Spinney Hill, Warwick CV34 5SP and with links to Bedworth and Nuneaton – killed a 5mo Labrador-cross puppy named Marley by smashing his head against the floor.
Gaynor Sutton, prosecuting for the RSPCA, told the court the incident happened on September 29, 2009, after Hill had called at the Nuneaton home of former partner Karen Harbour. He had asked her for money and stayed in the house alone while she went with her mother to a post office to collect child benefit.
When she returned, Ms Harbour discovered that the male puppy, called Marley – bought as a present for her seven-year-old son – was lying dead in the lounge. There was a pool of blood and urine on the floor and splashes of blood on cupboards in the kitchen.
In evidence, Ms Harbour said: “I was extremely upset. Kelvin Hill was upstairs and he denied having anything to do with it.
“When I said I was going to phone the police he jumped up and said he had killed my dog by taking it by its legs and smashing its skull against the kitchen floor.”
Marley suffered three fractures to the jaw, smashed teeth and injuries to the brain before dying in agony.
Magistrates heard how it would have taken up to 15 minutes for the little dog to die.
Hill was already serving a prison sentence for aggravated burglary and refused to attend court to face the animal cruelty charge.
Sentencing: 20 weeks in custody (ran consecutively to his sentence for burglary). Banned for life on keeping animals.
In March 2017 career criminal Hill was sentenced to three years in jail for burglary. This is the mugshot released by Warwickshire Police: