PITTSBURGH,None — Allegheny County humane officers said they have charged the ex-boyfriend of a missing Pittsburgh teenager with killing his current girlfriend's dog.
Investigators said Alexander Lorenzi is facing several charges. According to police, when officers went to arrest Lorenzi for the dog's slaying, they found cocaine and $6,000 in cash in his house.
The dog owner told investigators that she left her dog inside of the apartment for just a few minutes while she went to her car. She told police that when she came back inside the dog was dead.
The girl's father spoke to Channel 11 News on Tuesday.
"She called hysterically screaming, 'My dog! My dog! Armani is dead!'" the girl's father said.
Humane officers said a necropsy found that the dog died from blunt force trauma to the liver and internal bleeding.
"The autopsy report reveals he was kicked or beaten with something, they said" the victim's father told Channel 11 News.
Police also said that Lorenzi resisted arrest and assaulted an officer. He faces animal cruelty, assault on an officer, possession, resisting arrest and tampering with evidence charges.
Alivia Kail, 19, has been missing since March 5 after police said she left for a trip to Florida with Lorenzi. Police executed a search warrant at Lorenzi's home after Kails disappearance and found marijuana, packaging for drugs, records of drug sales and a stolen handgun.
Prosecutors also told the court that police found shell casings in Lorenzi's garage, according to Channel 11's news exchange partners at TribLIVE. Police also said some of Kail's clothing was found in the trunk of a car that belonged to Lorenzi, however he was never charged in her disappearance.
Lorenzi is currently in the county jail on $35,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 22.