Revere man charged for allegedly stabbing, killing his dog
BOSTON (WLNE) — A man from Revere, Massachusetts was arraigned last week on charges claiming he stabbed and killed a dog in his apartment and assaulted his roommate, Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden said Wednesday.
According to court documents, 57-year-old Don Algeni was charged with animal cruelty, malicious killing or injury to a domestic animal and assault and battery on a family or household member. He was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7.
First responders said at about 12:52 a.m., on August 30, of this year, they were called to a Lowell Street apartment for a medical aid call. When they arrived on the scene, they said they saw Algeni lying in his bed with blood on both of his arms, screaming that he wanted police to kill him.
Algeni then lost consciousness and was taken to an area hospital for treatment, Next to Algeni’s bed was a dog, that first responders said sustained at least five stab wounds and a slash wound to its neck so deep it was nearly decapitated, police said.
Algeni’s roommate told police that Algeni wa banging on her bedroom door around 9 p.m. that night, demanding she open it, also saying he had a key and could enter at any time.
The roommate also showed officers video from earlier in August of Algeni screaming at her and throwing a cup at her. She further told police that he made statements a week prior such as “I’m going out and I’m not going alone.”
Authorities seized multiple knives and swords from the apartment, including a 12-inch Bowie-style knife, covered in blood.
“This is a tragic and terrifying situation for everyone involved, including the first responders. Sadly, a defenseless animal was brutally attacked and killed. It’s yet another example of how unpredictable 911 calls can be and an example of responders handling their responsibilities with care and restraint,” DA Hayden said.