A TWISTED animal torturer used an axe to slowly hack an elderly labradoodle to death, police have said.
Douglas Usgaard, 21, is accused of repeatedly torturing 14-year-old Tirina to death at a home in Decorah, Iowa, where he was living with relatives.
Usgaard was arrested last weekend for two additional charges of animal torture.
He’s also alleged to have killed Max, a 13-year-old Shih Tzu/Bichon, KMT reports.
Both dogs belong to family members, court files showed.
Usgaard is said to have carried out the murders while awaiting trial for stealing two iPhones from a football stadium.
He has been charged with two counts of animal torture and is being held at Winneshiek County Jail before his next court appearance.
MOST READ NEWS
We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at [email protected] or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.