Federal costs have been filed in opposition to a Riverside guy who investigators say slit his dog’s throat and then gloated about it on social media.
Far more than two months immediately after Riverside law enforcement arrested 19-year-aged Angel Ramos-Corrales, the U.S. lawyer has charged him with animal crushing, a federal crime associated to creating severe bodily injuries to an animal.
The disturbing incident began Feb. 13 about 6 p.m., when somebody termed the Riverside Police Department to report a video on Ramos-Corrales’ Snapchat account of a pet with its throat slashed, according to an affidavit that FBI Exclusive Agent Colin Schmitt submitted Friday.
The online video confirmed a little brown dog, determined as a 10-week-previous Chihuahua named Canelo that Ramos-Corrales had bought on Craigslist for less than $50, lying on its side with a big lower to its neck, court records show.
“I smoked his little a—. Like that, homie, this is true life,” Ramos-Corrales explained in the video clip, according to court paperwork. “I ain’t no b—. I’m cold-hearted.”
At the conclusion of the movie, the affidavit states, Ramos-Corrales kicked the doggy and explained, “Mo-f— is dead.”
He sent the video to numerous men and women on his friends’ list, law enforcement reported, some of whom responded with, “Eww,” and “Foo I hope you didn’t do that.” Yet another reported: “You just need to have to halt hanging out with the incorrect group.”
His roommate afterwards told law enforcement that when he’d arrived household all around 5 p.m., he read Ramos-Corrales yelling in his room and observed the pet folded in a bathroom rug, in the vicinity of where blood was splattered on the sink. Anxious for his basic safety, the roommate locked himself in his space, courtroom documents show.
Riverside police arrived at Ramos-Corrales’ residence in the 3500 block of Lou Ella Lane about 7:45 p.m. for a likely animal cruelty investigation, in accordance to courtroom data. Officer Devan Hussey noticed Ramos-Corrales with cuts on his palms and wearing a blood-splattered grey hoodie. A pat-down search discovered that the male was carrying brass knuckles, according to the affidavit. Officers arrested him and booked him on felony fees of animal cruelty and illegal possession of steel knuckles.
Ramos-Corrales told investigators that he had been at house most of the day, consuming, listening to tunes, texting people and using tobacco cannabis alone in his place with the pet dog. Canelo experienced grown “moody” and pooped within his cage, then nipped at Ramos-Corrales, “which induced him to eliminate regulate,” courtroom documents point out.
He “claimed he did not recall exactly what he did to the pet dog, but said the pet was ‘still breathing.’ He referred to himself as a ‘cold blooded killer’ and said he could not cease himself from hurting the canine. But he also stated he felt remorse for what he did to the dog,” the affidavit proceeds, including that Ramos-Corrales experienced applied hydrogen peroxide on the dog’s wound.
A veterinarian described Canelo as seriously wounded, which includes fractures in its head and chest. The pet was nonresponsive, even though his coronary heart was nevertheless beating. Officials euthanized Canelo, who “died promptly/peacefully,” according to court records.
“This appeared to be a very savage act fully commited towards this weak animal,” Riverside’s animal expert services director Julie Lender reported in a assertion at the time. “It is extremely unfortunate the dog could not be saved.”
When the FBI interviewed Ramos-Corrales weeks afterwards, he reported that he’d “freaked out” after the incident.
He explained to federal investigators that his brother experienced turn into included in gang violence, and when the FBI interviewed his sister, she claimed their oldest brother was frequently in prison and she suspected Ramos-Corrales posted the video on Snapchat to impress him.
Ramos-Corrales was released on $15,000 bond after a courtroom listening to Monday, explained Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s business. His arraignment is scheduled for June 1.
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