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Former NYPD Blue Screenwriter Arrested for Allegedly Killing His Dog

Monday, June 18, 2012 - 5:00pm

Shame on you, Ted Shuttleworth. The former screenwriter on the acclaimed television series NYPD Blue has just been arrested by ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Agents for beating his Toy Poodle, Lola, to death.

The 51-year-old is accused of striking his four pound dog in the face causing massive brain injury.

“This is a clear case of inexplicable brutality against a tiny helpless animal victim,” says Stacy Wolf, ASPCA Vice President and Chief Counsel for the Humane Law Enforcement Department. “The necropsy established in graphic detail that this dog died a violent death.”

Shuttleworth was arrested on Saturday by ASPCA Special Investigator Paul Romano. His next court date is July 26 in Queens Criminal Court.

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J'Amy

If it's true I'm sure he has killed other pets as well. They should look into his past. I hope he gets jail time and gets the crap beat out of him. It still wouldn't be enough for what that tiny poodle went through.

Debra Jardonoff

This is the saddest thing I have ever heard......I cant even think about it cause I will cry...poor puppy, I hope he rots in hell

Claudia Longpre

I hope that Hollywood stands up and takes notice and that he is never hired in that town again for the actions he has done.

shellie

Give me 5 minutes with him. He will never breathe another breath.

Roxie

Who is the sick now? The man who kill a dog, or you? May be both

Angel Evans

He should be beat in the face with a few heavy or sharp objects. May I be the first to volunteer. I like the comment about falling down the stairs in the police station. Just sayin'

Mandy H

I am literally crying. I have a mini poodle and all he wants to do is be where we are. It doesn't matter what we are doing. He's on my lap now. I'm just holding him and crying for this poor baby! 4 bs? Why do they just fine for killing an animal? If it were a person he'd have life in prison or death penalty. If animals are being viewed as family member the punishment should be more severe.

Mandy H

I am literally crying. I have a mini poodle and all he wants to do is be where we are. It doesn't matter what we are doing. He's on my lap now. I'm just holding him and crying for this poor baby! 4 bs? Why do they just fine for killing an animal? If it were a person he'd have life in prison or death penalty. If animals are being viewed as family member the punishment should be more severe.

Nikki W

I hope his career is ruined. He deserves the same treatment. Makes me sick. Whe need tougher laws for trash like him.

Amy Larson

Disgusting human being

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