View Mobile Site
 

Ask the Expert

Signal Photos

 

Castaic man pleads no contest to 2 animal cruelty charges

Posted: November 4, 2013 11:24 a.m.
Updated: November 4, 2013 11:24 a.m.
 

A Castaic man accused of spearing his pet dog and cat pleaded no contest today to two counts of animal cruelty, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said.

Jared Andrew Foster, 23, appeared in San Fernando Superior Court Monday and entered the pleas, Shiara Dávila-Morales said.

Foster had pleaded not guilty a week ago. He is expected to be sentenced Nov. 21.

“He remains in custody,” Dávila-Morales said. “The details of the settlement are not on the record as of yet.”

Foster was arrested June 19 after Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies responded to reports that a man had killed his pets in the 32700 block of North Ridge Top Lane in Castaic.

He allegedly made a spear out of a broom handle with a knife fastened to it, then killed his dog — a Chihuahua mix — and cat, according to sheriff’s deputies.

Shortly after deputies arrived at the house they found a dead dog in the backyard that had been set on fire. Inside the house they found the body of a cat that had been killed with a sharp object.

jholt@signalscv.com
661-287-5527
on Twitter @jamesarthurholt

 

Comments

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

 
 

Powered By
Morris Technology
Please wait ...