Irishman found guilty of strangling dog he got on Facebook and cooking it into a stew with OXO cube
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Irishman found guilty of strangling dog he got on Facebook and cooking it into a stew with OXO cube

AN Irishman has been jailed after admitting to strangling a dog he bought online before cooking it for another pet to eat.

Dominic Carter O’Connor, 27, from Kircubbin in Co. Down, was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to the young black and white collie, called Jess.

O’Connor – also known as William Mocsari – strangled four-year-old Jess to death with a leash before cooking her with onions and an OXO cube, Downpatrick Crown Court was told.

The depraved Irishman suffers from an unspecified personality disorder and confessed his crime to a psychiatric nurse in December.

Over the course of a two-day-trial, recordings of O’Connor’s interview with PSNI officers were heard in which he explained his crimes.

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He admitted to killing and cooking the dog before discarding the remains at a local beauty spot in Co. Down.

“I cooked it and fed it to the other dog with a few onions and an OXO cube and salt and pepper,” he said.

O’Connor further explained that he cut up the leftover remains with an “axe and bread knife” before burning the carcass and tipping it into Portavogie Harbour.

The court was told that the vile killing only came to light when hospital staff reported O’Connor’s confession to police.

One officer testified that he witnessed “a stringy type of meat like stewing steak in a pot in the kitchen and a similar pot of stew" when he arrived at the home.

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The jury took less than five minutes to find O'Connor guilty of strangling and killing the dog, which he bought via Facebook.

The 27-year-old was remanded in custody ahead of sentencing on November 21.