Police: Man slit throat of family dog

Police: Man slit throat of family dog
Michael Burns

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Forest Grove man on animal abuse charges after police say he slit the throat of his family's golden retriever.

The grand jury was convened Friday.

Police say 45-year-old Michael Burns had an altercation with the dog inside his family's home in early December. A family member called police after the dog was killed.

Burns was arrested on Dec. 8. Burns remains out of custody, with a Feb. 4 pretrial court date in Washington County.