Man arrested in dog’s death

Published 10:13 pm Friday, September 28, 2012

A Suffolk man was arrested Wednesday after being indicted Monday for allegedly beating his dog to death.

John Rudolph Babb, 48, has been charged with felony cruelty to animals and maim, kill or poison animal or fowl.


The incident occurred on Aug. 13 about 3:22 p.m., according to city spokeswoman Diana Klink. Officers responded to the home in the 1400 block of Redwood Court.

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The dog, an adult, female, black and white Labrador mix named Kumo, had been kicked, stomped and beaten to death with a cane, allegedly because it would not leave the room, Klink said.

A 15-year-old was also charged in the incident, Klink said.