You can see the video from the local news broadcast here.
Police in Georgia were called to a gated condo of Emmanuel Alfredo Tadeo, 27, and Andrea Armintrout, 40, in June to investigate a domestic violence complaint. During an argument Tadeo beat Armintrout, blaming her for his disappointments in life.
Then he went looking for her Pomeranian dog. According to Police Capt. Steve Rose:
He kicked and stomped the dog. She grabbed the dog from him and he grabbed it back and took the dog outside. When he came back in he said he had snapped the dog's neck. He then took the dog by the back legs and actually started hitting her with the dog. When the officers got there the dog was dead.
Police arrested Tadeo and charged him with animal cruelty, domestic violence and battery. This week a grand jury upgraded the battery charge to aggravated assault, which is a felony. He remains in jail.
But wait. The story gets more disturbing.
Armintrout is in jail too, charged with obstruction for not cooperating and hindering the investigation.
There was a time when police had to fold their tents and leave when battered women refused to press charges. Laws have been changed.
Prosecutors are able to reconstruct a domestic violence crime and no longer need to have the cooperation of the victim. But why would any woman choose to go to jail and not cooperate for her own safety and for the safety of the rest of us?
As Police Captain Rose said:
This guy had no regard for anyone. It's really disturbing that a human being can act in such a way. This is just a very selfish man who does not care about anything.
I have been in [law enforcement] for 36 years and this is a first. You wonder how we ever got to the top of the food chain with people like this among us.
What is wrong with some women?