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Man Facing Four Years For Killing Dog With Golf Club

Larry Edward Jaurequi, 58, allegedly struck the 6-pound Chihuahua with the club and sent it flying into the air. If convicted for the crime of animal cruelty, he faces up to four years in custody.

A man will stand trial for animal cruelty for allegedly killing a Chihuahua with a golf club, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

On Jan. 26, Larry Edward Jaurequi, 58, allegedly struck the 6-pound dog with the club and sent it flying into the air. The animal was taken to a nearby veterinary hospital, but it died from its injuries.

The incident occurred in the area of High Ridge Circle and Summitrose Drive in Menifee.

Jaurequi was arrested at the time, but posted bail the next day.

During a preliminary hearing today, Riverside Superior Court Judge Larrie Brainard ordered the Menifee man to stand trial in the case.

Jaurequi is charged with one count of felony animal cruelty along with an enhancement of personal use of a dangerous or deadly weapon. He is scheduled to return to court July 18. If convicted, he could face a maximum of up to four years in custody, according to the DA’s office.

A.j. Murphy June 20, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Wow really? A poor 8 lb dog. Wtf is wrong with people? May that dog r.I.p. that man should get more than 4 years.
Dog June 20, 2012 at 10:50 PM
ggggrrrrrrr...let me at'em for 4 minutes in my backyard without his golfclub...gggggrrrrrrr
Giovanni June 21, 2012 at 03:20 AM
They should give him life in prison!
Anon June 21, 2012 at 04:30 AM
He should get 4 yrs hard labor!
Samantha Vargas June 21, 2012 at 05:34 AM
he should get life! i hope he gets what he deserves in jail!
Bucktooth June 21, 2012 at 06:40 AM
Was this Barbarian smaller than the dog?
Peaches1960 June 21, 2012 at 02:49 PM
I'll hold him for you.
Thunder June 21, 2012 at 07:17 PM
would it be better if he used a gun, people kill coyotes all the time and it is perfectly legal, exactly how is this different?
Patt Caldwell June 21, 2012 at 09:21 PM
4 yrs is not long enough...He should face public humiliation, beating and then sent to PRISON not county jail where he will be BaBas best friend...Sodomize him would be great...This is a hateful person and prob doesn't even like himself...Wonder what he does to his wife if she strays...
Elizabeth F June 22, 2012 at 01:04 AM
4 years only? Why, because it was a dog? If he did that to a child, he'd probably face life. o_o
Susimom June 22, 2012 at 05:56 AM
Your right Thunder. But I think the difference is #1 the brutality of the crime and #2 that the little dog probably wasn't trying to kill/ or harm anything at the time of the beating.
Susimom June 22, 2012 at 05:58 AM
Elizabeth....... I don't think an animals life compares to that of a human.
N1smo2go June 26, 2012 at 04:47 AM
I hate chihuahua's because they are always barking and yapping but I don't condone killing one. Animal cruelty should no be punished like crimes against humans, dogs are replaceable, as much as people try to make them part of the family and equal to humans they are not. They are and always will be pet's. I love my dogs but when they die I have no hard feelings, I just go get another one. The same can't be said about relatives. As bad as this was, equating the death of a small dog to the level of life in prison is totally moronic. He should be punished per the statute nothing more.

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