Brighton Heights Man Charged With Decapitating Mother’s Dog

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are investigating an extreme case of animal cruelty in Brighton Heights.

Matthew Ondo, 30, of Brighton Heights, was arrested late Wednesday night after police say he used a machete to decapitate his mother’s 14-month-old Chihuahua, named Izzy.

The machete had an 18-inch blade.

Police said the dog’s beheading followed an argument between Ondo and his mother.

What sparked the argument was not immediately clear.

Police say Ondo told them: “The devil did it; Allah did it.”

He’s now being held in the Allegheny County Jail.

He faces charges of animal cruelty and possession of an instrument of crime.

Both charges are misdemeanors.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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