A Fairdale, Ky. man was arrested Friday afternoon after Metro Animal Services says he beat and killed his dog, then buried it in his backyard.
Authorities say the dog sustained multiple injuries from this beating including, "a deep muzzle tear that caused severe bleeding pain."
Several hours went by before Renfro allegedly drove the dog to his parents' house and shot the dog in the head with a handgun.
Renfro then buried the dog in his backyard, according to the authorities.
Upon learning of the incident, Metro Animal Services dug up the dog from Renfro's back yard and performed an autopsy, which alerted them to the injuries.
Authorities say Renfro admitted to the incident. He has been charged with animal torture, cruelty to animals and tampering with physical evidence.
Update April 7, 2011 - The following article is from WHAS:
Man indicted on charges of animal torture after allegedly beating, shooting dog
Authorities say Justin Renfro beat and shot a dog in the head causing its death.
The boxer-pit-bull mix named Neil was beat with the end of a shotgun and Renfro's fist according to the criminal complaint.
Police say he then shot the dog and buried it in the backyard.
Metro animal services excavated the dog and performed an examination confirming the injuries.
Fairdale man accused of torturing dog, shooting him in head - WAVE