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Police: Tampa man strangles, cooks family dog


Published:   |   Updated: June 28, 2013 at 10:04 AM

A Tampa man faces animal cruelty charges after police say he strangled the family dog and stored body parts in a freezer for future meals.

A family member called police Thursday at 11 p.m. to report that Elliot Huggins, 25, strangled the 5-6 month family dog earlier that morning and cut it in quarters, storing the body parts in a freezer.

After police arrived Thursday night, they found the dog's ribs cooked in a pot on the stove and its head in the garbage.

Huggins was taken into custody Thursday night.

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