Police: Man kills neighbor’s dog in South Austin

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A man from Chicago was ordered held in lieu of $80,000 bail Sunday, after authorities said he beat and stabbed his neighbor’s dog to death.

According to court records, witnesses claimed they saw Damien Wilkerson, 34, of the 700 block of North Pine Avenue, beat the dog, then threaten to kill it while holding a knife.

Police later found the dog dead, in a nearby trash can.

Wilkerson later admitted to stabbing and beating the animal with a milk crate, because it bit him through his fence and tore his shirt.

“Yeah I killed that … dog.” Wilkerson said to police, according to court documents. “The dog tore my shirt. This … cost $3.78.”

“I ain’t gonna let no dogs or no … punk me,” he said, according to court documents.

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