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Teen kills & dismembers grandmom’s Shih Tzu — then puts its head in dresser drawer, heart in freezer

A Tennessee woman is accused of killing her grandmother’s Shih Tzu and concealing its remains in the home.

Kyoko Smith, 18, allegedly admitted to killing the dog and putting its head in a dresser drawer and its heart in a freezer. Another person at the residence told responding officers on November 11 that Smith confessed to killing the dog and Smith’s mother sent him pictures of the slain canine, the Commercial Appeal reported.

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Smith was charged with animal cruelty. WHBQ reported that Judge William Anderson raised concerns in court regarding the teen’s mental health and included counseling as a condition of her bond.

Smith is free on a $5,000 bond. Her next court appearance is scheduled for November 9.

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[Featured image: Kyoko Smith/Shelby County Sheriff’s Office]