An Oklahoma father is accused of fatally shooting his 17-year-old daughter’s two dogs as punishment for not doing the dishes or having the house cleaned.
According to The Oklahoman, Jeffrey Don Edwards, 35, was arrested Wednesday following an altercation with his daughter for not doing her chores. The teen reportedly told investigators that Edwards was angry and throwing dishes Tuesday night, which led her to call her mother to pick her up from the home in Harrah.
Police said she returned Wednesday morning and found “blood all over the place” and discovered her two dogs—a golden retriever named Jessica Dawn and a blue heeler-Labrador mix named Duck—were missing. The girl’s uncle told her that Edwards had shot and killed the dogs “to punish her,” the newspaper reported.
KFOR reported that a relative told investigators that Edwards used his daughter’s pickup truck to transport the two dogs’ bodies to the river where he dumped them. The girl reportedly noticed blood in her truck.
“They talked to someone else who was there at the residence who said that her father had shot both of her dogs,” Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office’s Mark Opgrande told the news station.
According to documents obtained by the KFOR, Edwards had told employees at a nearby gas station about killing the dogs. Witnesses reportedly told police that Edwards showed no sign of remorse when recalling the incident.
Edwards is facing two felony counts of animal cruelty. The Oklahoman reported that he was released Thursday after posting $10,000 bail.
[Featured Image: Jeffrey Don Edwards/Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office]