Salt Lake County, Utah – An innocent cat was brutally killed amidst a domestic dispute in South Jordan, Utah. According to sources, a woman saw 55-year-old Dean Andrew Derhak strangling her cat on a bed after telling her that he was going downstairs to take a nap.
The victim told the police that she ran to her cat, but it was too late, the cat had died. The woman then became the target of Derhak’s wrath. He began viciously beating her, leaving her with a black eye, a broken rib, bruised ribs, and a contusion on her left chest wall. The woman was able to escape to a bathroom, locking Derhak out until the police arrived.
When the authorities arrived to investigate the domestic dispute situation, Derhak tried to run, but officers subdued him and he was arreste3d and taken to the Salt Lake County Jail on multiple charges, including aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony; aggravated cruelty to animals intentionally or knowingly, a class A misdemeanor; fail to stop at command of law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor; and interference with arresting officer, a class B misdemeanor.
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