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Apr 8, 2014 9:31 AM by Ian Auzenne

Two charged in connection with pit bull beating

A St. Bernard Parish man is behind bars after he allegedly beat his pit bull unconscious with boxing gloves.

According to sheriff's deputies, 21-year-old Asani Woods was arrested after a video of the alleged December beating was found on a cell phone belonging to a drug suspect, Johnny Dominick.

Investigators say after the pit bull, a female, was unconscious, Woods picked up the dog and "smashed her to the floor."

According to deputies, Woods claimed during questioning that he was "disciplining (his) dog" after it created a mess in his kitchen.

Deputies say Woods later brought the pit bull to an animal shelter in January. That shelter told investigators that the dog was euthanized because Woods allegedly told shelter employees that the pit bull was overly aggressive.

Woods is charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal. Dominick is charged with principle to aggravated cruelty to an animal and a number of drug counts.

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