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April 2, 2014
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Court hears that ... Dog shot for 'messing' at gate
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

A St Catherine resident who shot and killed a dog after it allegedly defecated near his gate had his bail extended when he appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

He is Devon Hall of Greater Portmore, St Catherine.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the offence of discharging a firearm within 40 metres of a public thoroughfare.

His lawyer, Vincent Wellesley, told Resident Magistrate Vaughn Smith that his client, who is a licensed firearm holder, is suffering and is inconvenienced by not having his firearm which has been placed at the government laboratory.

It is alleged that on March 5, the accused was called to the scene where a bull mastiff named 'Rusty' was with his handler after allegedly defecating at the accused gate.

It is alleged that Hall got angry and told the handler that if he said 'bet' he would shoot the animal.

The man was said to have uttered the word when the accused placed his gun at the back of the dog and fired a shot.

It was reported that dog died and the owner made a report to the police.

Hall was subsequently charged.

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