UPDATED: Police: Framingham Man Hog-Tied, Threw and Killed His Dog

A Framingham man was arrested over the weekend and charged with animal cruelty.

A Framingham man was arrested Friday night and charged with animal cruelty after he killed his dog, said police.

Douglas A. Coelho, 27, of 126 Beaver St. was to be arraigned in court today, Jan. 7.

There also is an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer on him, said Framingham Police Lt. Ron Brandolini.

The dog, a black Terrier-type, weighing just 7.5 pounds was found dead in a dumpster, by Coelho's roommate. He then called police.

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Coelho's roommate told police he saw Coelho throw the dog against a wall, said Brandolini.

Coehlo told police the dog had urinated on his bed.

Upset, Coelho told police he threw the dog and it hit a wall. The dog had a large lump on its head and was bleeding after hitting the wall. Coelho told police he gave the dog some Motrin.

Not wanting the dog to get on his bed again, Coelho told police he hog-tied the dog so he couldn't jump on anything, said Brandolini.

The dog seemed to be acting strangely, so Coelho gave the dog more medication and put him in a drawer overnight. The next morning, the dog was dead, explained Brandolini.

Police said Coelho had the dog for about a year, but the dog had never been to a veterinarian. It is unknown if the dog was licensed.

Kimberley Coelho January 08, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Jennifer don't fire your housekeeper because of one D-bag! Most Brazilians are not like this, I work with a bunch of them, don't let one ass hat spoil your outlook.
Kimberley Coelho January 08, 2013 at 07:06 PM
And I am no relation to this family by the way
EAdams January 08, 2013 at 07:43 PM
Your cousin is a piece of trash, to hurl an animal into a wall, then drug it and stuff it into a drawer, then drug it again. i want to throw up even thinking of the pain and torture this animal went through. And for you to know he has mental problems, see him own a dog and not doing anything about it, you should be feeling guilty this happened. He is trash, doesn't deserve the love of another animal or human being. send him back to wherever the hell he came from, we dont need him here in our country.
VinyHater January 09, 2013 at 04:30 AM
Yes, I'd want to kill him if he were my cousin. Anyone who can do this to an animal could do it to another person; they simply lack empathy. I don't want to "get even" or punish him; I just want to see him gone forever; the more humanly it's done the better. I know that not all illegals are like this; many of them work hard and only want to provide for their families. But letting them in illegally prevents the screening that would keep someone like this out. We would be better off controlling our borders and having a process for approving guest workers. Anyway, bad apples like this are born into every family, when they get to the point of causing this kind of suffering, it's time to give up on them.
VinyHater January 09, 2013 at 04:37 AM
PS: Just in case anyone wondered if the peculiar login name I used for the last comment has anything to do with this story, it doesn't. It must have been leftover from a comment I added to a story about vinyl siding. I'm surprised it still even exists. ;-))


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