Man accused of dog killing bound over to circuit court

Sunday Times Newspapers

LINCOLN PARK — A 44-year-old man accused of a violent outrage that included killing a dog is scheduled to be charged this week in Wayne County Circuit Court on five felony counts.

Jason Sosa was bound over Nov. 25 by 25th District Court Judge David Zelenak for trial on charges stemming from an October disturbance in a house in the 1600 block of Wilson Avenue. According to police reports, Sosa’s ex-wife called 911 after he allegedly chased her out of the house with a crowbar after having strangled her during an argument.

The woman’s dog — a pit bull terrier — had allegedly bitten Sosa during the uproar, and police and prosecutors said he beat the animal with a crowbar, killed it, and burned its remains in a bonfire.

Sosa was charged with five felonies: assault by strangulation, assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence for the alleged assault on his ex-wife; and killing or torturing an animal and tampering with evidence for the pit bull.

Sosa is scheduled to be arraigned on information Tuesday at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit. Sosa remained in custody on 10 percent of $100,000 bond.

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