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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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Karen Iovanna

What a loser!!!!!

Wanda Kimbro Mc...

I am feeling physically ill after reading this. IMHO, HE should get HIS head bashed in! Sorry if I sound radical -- I have no patience or tolerance for people like this!!


I agree with you - current 'punishments' are too soft

Brandi Arnold

They are way to soft on people who do these kinds of things. If only they could be stricter this kind of actions would stop! I think its ridiculous that a grown adult can do something like this a get a slap on the hand. These are basically defensless animals and are only guilty of loving you. Shameful!


Yeah and we ALL let this happen , and just say this is sad .


Please prosecute this animal to the fullest!!!! This is disgraceful!!!!!


that is terrible

Debra Dann

Someone should beat him, not in the head tho for fear of brain damage, because he is obviously that way already if he could even do that. Animal!


We as I see it....Maybe he should be hit in the face with a few things....Or maybe fall down a few stairs in the police dept...Just Sayin.....

Brooks Noling