A Portland man has been arrested after “maliciously killing” his brother’s dog using a knife, hammer and a shovel.
Abel Nistor showed no remorse when questioned by court officials at Multnomah County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon, OregonLive.com reported.
“I killed the dog in the cruelest way possible, and I kind of liked it,” Nistor told relatives, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Police were called to Nistor’s Southeast Portland home Monday. They learned that the man had abandoned his brother’s black Rottweiler “Leo” at an animal shelter, according to court documents.
Relatives went to the animal shelter to retrieve the dog and when they returned, they heard Nistor threatening to kill the Rottweiler, the affidavit stated.
Nistor then took the dog to the woods and his family later found him covered in blood. When they told him he wouldn't get away with killing Leo, Nistor responded, “I did get away with it.”
Police booked Nistor into jail that evening and when court officials asked him about the allegations against him, Nistor “laughed about it and did not show remorse,” according to court documents.
Nistor told Police that Leo’s constant barking upset him and kept him awake, prosecutors said. He refused to tell his family or authorities where he buried the dog. Police were only able to find a bloody dog collar at the scene.
Nistor is now facing charges of first-degree aggravated animal abuse and his being held on $5,000 bail. He will appear in court on May 6.