Gwinnett County police said officers were dispatched Sunday evening to the Animal Emergency Center, where the staff told them that 24-year-old Blair Anderson had arrived with a pit bull mix that was dead upon arrival.To some degree it seems like a case of 'he said, she said', but if the evidence supports her side of the story and refute his, Babineaux could be in some real trouble here.
Police said Anderson told them she and Babineaux, 25, had argued at their home. She said she went to the movies, and upon returning found Kilo, her year-and-a-half old dog, in "severe physical distress."
Babineaux, a second-round draft pick from Iowa in 2005, met with officers at the hospital, where he said he was not responsible for the dog's death. Police said his account of what happened was inconsistent with the information about the dog's injuries provided by the animal hospital. He was arrested.
Police said they are still awaiting test results, but added that preliminary information indicates Kilo died from a massive blow to the head.
Friday, February 23, 2007
Update on Babineaux arrest
Here are some more specifics about Jonathan Babineaux's arrest on felony animal abuse charges. SI.com - Couple had argued: Falcons' Babineaux denies abusing girlfriend's dog