Roch. man charged in death of girlfriend’s dog

Published 9:34 am Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ROCHESTER — A Rochester man is charged with two felonies following accusations he fatally kicked his girlfriend’s dog.

Court documents say Jarek Moen told investigators he kicked the 85-pound dog because it defecated in his girlfriend’s house. A necropsy at the University of Minnesota veterinary lab showed the dog had rib fractures, a lacerated liver and lungs and internal bleeding.

Moen is charged with two counts of mistreating animals. Each count carries a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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His first court appearance is scheduled for April 19.