Authorities: Man Fatally Beat Dog With TV Remote

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Animal cruelty charges have been filed against a New Jersey man who allegedly beat his sister's Yorkshire Terrier to death with a television remote.

The Jersey Journal reports that 40-year-old Eric Wesley of Glen Gardner appeared in court this week to hear the charges.
 
Authorities say Wesley repeatedly struck the 5-pound dog, named Bella, in the head with the remote. The dog suffered skull fractures and was taken to a veterinary hospital, but doctors could not save the animal.
 
Wesley's sister reported the incident to police the next day, and Wesley turned himself in two days later.
 
A telephone number for Wesley could not be located Saturday. It was not clear if he has hired a lawyer.
 

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