Man suspected of stomping puppy to death

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - December 29, 2010

Colorado Springs police arrested 25-year-old Christopher Blackstone on suspicion of felony cruelty to animals after his girlfriend discovered her dog wrapped in a garbage bag in a trash bin outside her apartment on Dec. 24.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Wednesday that police say Blackstone argued with his girlfriend at their apartment and ignored his calls after she left.

She told police that she later got a text message telling her that if she had answered her phone her "dog would still be alive." The dog was between 3 and 5 months old.

Blackstone was being held on $10,000 bond at the El Paso County Jail.

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Information from: The Gazette, >http://www.gazette.com

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