#TheList Hungarian national Aron James Balogh, born 19/06/1984, of Mitton Way, Tewkesbury, who was found guilty in 2016 of killing his pet dog by breaking her neck.
Balogh broke his pet dog’s neck and buried her broken body in woods near Tewkesbury.
The six-year old female grey terrier dog called Jabby, had been living with Balogh and his four housemates for a year. In that time, witnesses had heard him yell at her and hit her several times.
The court was told that on this occasion Balogh had come down the stairs with the body of the small terrier stating ‘I think my dog is dead’.
He went on to put her body in a black sack and left the bag on the patio before, at some time during the early hours, deciding to bury her body in a small grave in some nearby woodland.
A post-mortem examination later revealed that Jabby’s death had been caused by violent force that led to her neck being broken and her spine being severed.
Balogh was found guilty of using physical violence to kill an animal.
Sentence: Balogh was sentenced to six months in prison and banned from keeping animals for life.