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Ted Shuttleworth, a 51-year old TV screenwriter for ‘NYPD Blue’, was arrested Saturday morning from his home in Queens. Apparently, Shuttleworth, who at one time even worked with big time director, Steven Spielberg, got angry at his tiny poodle, Lola, and punched the dog in the head so hard that she died.
Lola, only weighing in at 4 1/2 pounds at 5 years old, sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of the punch to the right side of her head.
Shuttleworth rushed the dog to a veterinarian, where her death raised suspicions. The ASPCA took the tiny poodle’s remains and will perform a necropsy.
Ted’s wife, Isadora told The New York Post it was, “… a horrible accident.”
Shuttleworth faces up to a year in prison if charged for animal cruelty.
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