LA CROSSE, Wis. - A La Crosse woman is accused of breaking into her ex-boyfriend's house and torturing his basset hound until it died.
A La Crosse Tribune report says 32-year-old Selina Boulton was charged Wednesday with two misdemeanors. She's accused of mistreating an animal and disorderly conduct.
Prosecutors say she killed 13-year-old Jixer on Nov. 14 after arguing with her ex-boyfriend.
Police found the dog dead on the floor. Its choke collar was cinched tightly around its neck and a frying pan was nearby. Court records say the dog also had fractured ribs, a collapsed lung and a cut consistent with a stab wound.
A police report says Boulton didn't seem to have any remorse that the dog was dead.