New Jersey Man Accused of Killing Girlfriend's Dog After Argument: Prosecutor

A New Jersey man is facing an animal cruelty charge after allegedly killing one of his girlfriend’s toy poodles earlier this month following an argument.

Nicholas Winter, 35 and of Asbury Park, was charged with third degree animal cruelty resulting in death and abandoning a domestic animal (a disorderly persons offense), Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Wednesday.

If convicted on the more serious charge against him, he would face up to five years in state prison.

Attorney information for Winter was not immediately known.

A joint investigation by the Asbury Park Police Department and the Monmouth County SPCA found that after an argument, Winter allegedly texted

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