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Man kills family dog after believing it's possessed by the devil

KRIS WERNOWSKY • KWERNOWSKY@PNJ.COM • AUGUST 2, 2010

A Gulf Breeze man is charged with killing and skinning the family dog because he believe it was possessed by the devil.

Matthew O. Foote, 25, is being held on no bond on a third-degree felony of cruelty to animals and is expected to make his first appearance in court this afternoon.

Sheriff’s deputies on Sunday responded to the Reservation Road home of Foote’s father, Gerald Foote, who told investigators that his son had killed his dog.

When investigators arrived, Matthew Foote was calm and cooperative, according to his arrest report.

Foote explained he spent the weekend in Louisiana where he met a lot of “evil people.” He told the investigator that he also punched a girl on a bus and believed that “something was put in the water,” the arrest report says.

Matthew Foote told investigators he believed th

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Added: Aug-3-2010 Occurred On: Aug-2-2010
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