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Sailor accused of stabbing puppy to death

Aug. 13, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
Joseph Justesen
Joseph Justesen (City of Newport News)
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An East Coast-based sailor is accused of stabbing a 1-year-old puppy to death and faces one count of felony animal cruelty.

Electronics Technician 3rd Class Joseph Justesen, 24, of Newport News, Va., was arrested after officers responded to a call Sunday morning regarding a dead animal, according to a statement from the City of Newport News.

Officers found a golden retriever-mix dog “deceased ... with what appeared to be stab wounds.”

Justesen had been allegedly watching the dog, named Zoey, for a friend, according to WTVR, which first reported the story.

Justesen is assigned to the crew of the Abraham Lincoln, a Navy spokeswoman said. His decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terror Service MEdal and Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal.

Motivation for the alleged stabbing is unclear.

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