Teen charged with killing elderly woman’s dog during home break-in

An elderly woman has woken to find her home burgled and her pet dog stabbed to death following a break-in in Brisbane’s south last week.

Police have now charged a teenage boy over the incident after arresting him in Logan.

The 17-year-old is accused of breaking into the home at Upper Mount Gravatt sometime between the evening of May 19 and the morning of May 20.


Police allege he began rummaging through a number of rooms before entering a bedroom where an 80-year-old woman was sleeping.

The boy found the woman’s small two-year-old dog, allegedly stabbing the pet multiple times.

He then fled the home with a number of the woman’s items, including jewellery.

The teen from Daisy Hill was arrested at a home in Woodridge on Tuesday.

He’s been charged with six counts of burglary and commit indictable offence, four counts of enter premises and commit indictable offence, two counts of possessing dangerous drugs and one count each of serious animal cruelty, obstruct Police and failure to take precaution in respect to a syringe.

The boy will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.

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What an absolute low-life doing that to a defenseless dog! That poor lady, I can only imagine how utterly devastated she must be feeling, having her best friend taken from her so brutally and needlessly like that. He had what he wanted, why kill her dog just for the sake it? If he can do it to a dog it’s only a matter of time until he does it to a person. Sociopaths like that need to be locked up for good, nothing good can come out of having people like that in society.

The reason these things happen is criminals are not afraid of getting shot !! I promise if people could have a gun in there home for protection there would be a huge decrease in home being broken into !