Landlord charged in dog's death
A Wahiawa man who allegedly broke into his tenant's apartment and shot and killed her dog was charged yesterday with three felonies and one count of cruelty to animals.
A police affidavit states Kenneth W. Hood allegedly confessed to a neighbor that he broke into Jenna Day's Wahiawa home Sunday and shot her dog Boo Boo with a rifle.
Hood was charged with first-degree burglary, possession of a prohibited firearm, use of a firearm to commit a separate felony, as well as cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor.
Police said the pit bull terrier bit Hood earlier that day, but that the bite was not serious and he refused treatment from ambulance personnel.
According to a police affidavit, Hood broke into Day's apartment at 1760 Nakula St. sometime after she left at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
A neighbor, Lawrence Dwelly, told police he saw Hood coming out of Day's apartment about 5:30 p.m. and that when Dwelly confronted Hood about it, Hood allegedly replied that he "shot the dog," the police affidavit said.
Dwelly told Hood's wife, Sheila Ann, that Hood had confessed to him about shooting Day's dog. She went inside the home at 1764 Nakula St., retrieved a rifle and ammunition and gave them to Dwelly, the affidavit said.
The affidavit states Dwelly checked a garbage can near the apartment and found Day's dog dead under a blanket.
When Day returned home about 7:15 p.m., she found Boo Boo's body inside the garbage can, wrapped in a blanket she owned, the affidavit said.
Day also found a pool of blood on the floor and some blood on the window of a spare bedroom, the affidavit said.
She also found a pillow and quilt on the grass outside her home.
Police said Day had left the dog locked inside the apartment and that it appeared the front door had been forced open and there was blood on it.