Saturday, December 10, 2016

United Kingdom: William Mocsari, 27, accused of killing his dog and feeding it to another animal

UNITED KINGDOM -- A Co Down man has been remanded into custody accused of killing a pet dog which he then allegedly fed to another animal.

William Mocsari (27) who appeared at Newtownards Magistrates Court yesterday charged with causing unnecessary suffering to animals on December 3, in that "being a person responsible for an animal, namely a dog and by an act or failure to act by another person caused unnecessary suffering to the said animal and you permitted that to happen or failed to take such steps as were reasonable in all the circumstances to prevent that happening."

Mocsari, from Roden Street in Kircubbin, confirmed he was aware of the single charge against him while a police officer told the court that he believed he could connect Mocsari to the offence.

Defence barrister Chris Holmes said Mocsari was not applying for bail at this stage.

He was remanded into custody where he is to under go psychiatric assessment.

District Judge Mark Hamill ordered him to appear again on December 23 via videolink.

(Irish News - Dec 10, 2016)

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