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Man accused of killing terrier in Raleigh

Posted January 22, 2011 1:12 p.m. EST

— A man was arrested Friday on charges that he beat and killed a Jack Russel terrier, according an arrest warrant issued Friday by Raleigh police.

The warrant states that Daniel Francis Hurley, 35, whose last known address was in Forsyth County, "did torture, beat and kill" a 1-year-old dog he called Sweet Pea.

Witnesses said that they heard banging and squealing, then saw Hurley dump a dog from a crate into his backyard.

Hurley was charged with felony cruelty to animals. He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $10,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was set for Monday.