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Teen jailed accused of killing MSU professor's puppy

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A 14 year old boy is jailed accused of brutally killing a McNeese professor's family pet with a baseball bat.

Weezer, a Lake Charles family's tiny dachshund has been missing a week.

But, with the blood trail from his garage, Dr. Michael Soileau knew it couldn't be good.

"This was a brutal massacre that I couldn't envision a person doing. I thought maybe it was a stray dog or a coyote or something like that, but it's just unfortunate," said Soileau after learning Animal Services believe a teenager is responsible.

After a week-long investigation, Animal Services investigators say a 14 year old boy that lives adjacent to the professor's backyard admitted to coming on to his property, entering his garage, and killing his dog.

"Obviously, the kid came on the property and beat the dog with a baseball bat," said Dr. Soileau.

It's an act of violence that alarms authorities.

"Young people that do these violent crimes often grow up to become serial killers or at best a nuisance to the community," said Rita Cavenaugh with Calcasieu Parish Animal Services.

"I just feel sorry for the parents and for the kid. He obviously needs help. I'm saddened by the brutality of it all the fact that is a juvenile and hopefully he gets the help he needs," Soileau added.

Before the teen was taken into custody, he lead Animal Services investigators and a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputy into the woods to find the dog's lifeless body.

Soileau hopes his dog's death is not in vain.

"If your kids come in with things they shouldn't have. If they come in bloody, ask questions. Find out what happened. Get to the bottom of it. Know what your kids are doing. Parents, you are responsible for your children. That's the bottom line," he said.

The teenager is charged with animal cruelty and Animal Services Investigators say more charges will likely follow.

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