Texas man who defended himself against pit bull attack indicted for ‘animal cruelty’

Oct 28, 2022 | Political News

A 31-year-old Harker Heights, Texas man, James Ray Sandel, was indicted on animal cruelty charges after he killed his pet female pitbull Aries with a machete while trying to break up a dogfight between Aries and his other pet pitbull Artemis.

According to local KTRE News the arrest affidavit reads, “the wound to her (Aries') skull was so deep, officers could see inside her skull. Artemis’ two front legs were broken; the left front leg was almost completely severed.”