Investigation started in death of New...

Investigation started in death of Newville puppy

There are 46 comments on the Public Opinion story from Dec 4, 2009, titled Investigation started in death of Newville puppy. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

A Newville man could face charges for allegedly beating his dog to death last month.

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Kathryn

Lancaster, PA

#41 Dec 11, 2009
This man needs to be beaten until close to death then tortured some more. Let me just warn you asshole, to never own a dog ever again or I will hunt you down and kill you myself. Your worse then scum you piece of shit. You'll be lucky I don't get ahold of you myself big man that you are.
The Letter

Newport, PA

#42 Dec 11, 2009
This entire thread is under investigation. Looks like "Kathryn" is in the lead lol
Feb 9th update

Carlisle, PA

#43 Feb 10, 2010
A Penn Township man accused of beating an 8-month-old puppy to death testified Tuesday that he is bipolar.

Matthew T. Muich, 24, of the 3400 block of Ritner Highway, told Cumberland County Judge Edward Guido that he wanted to have his $25,000 bail dropped so he could get better treatment for his bipolar disorder and liver disease and pay child support for up to three children.

“But when you have been out of prison in the past, you didn’t take your medication for bipolar disorder, is that correct?” asked prosecutor Christylee Peck, senior assistant district attorney.

“Right,” Muich said.

Peck also questioned the statement in Muich’s motion that he had never had a bench warrant issued before. He said he had forgotten about one he was issued for criminal trespass in 2006, because he had been picked up on a child support issue at the time.

“I had slight financial problems because I was into drugs and alcohol,” Muich said. He added that he has since been through a 90-day rehabilitation program after being convicted of DUI and promised his parents then and with his most recent arrest that he “wouldn’t do this anymore.”

Peck also asked Muich about his statement to his public defender in December that he wanted to get out because he had just had a daughter born four days earlier.

Peck said she had information that the baby was born nearly a month before that date, and Muich said he had known only the child’s due date because he was not in contact with the mother. He also said he was not certain the child was his.

Peck said the child’s mother, who was present in court Tuesday, asked that her address and newly changed last name not be mentioned while Muich was in the courtroom.

Decision

Muich’s public defender noted that sentencing guidelines for cruelty to animals call for probation to 12 months in prison and that he has already spent two months in prison. Muich has been incarcerated since Dec. 8 and previously was denied a bail reduction when he waived his preliminary hearing,

However, Peck argued that Muich should be kept in prison for reasons of public safety, because the baby’s mother is in fear of him and a Humane Society police officer who found the dog’s body said it was mangled and bloody.

Guido denied the bail reduction request without comment and arraigned Muich for the April trial term.

Arrest papers say a woman reported Muich argued with her and said he would kill her puppy. The woman said she left the house, heard the puppy screaming and looked in a window in time to see Muich choke it, throw it to the ground and beat it to death with a metal tool.

Police and an official from the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area went to the residence Dec. 3 to recover the remains of the puppy and perform an autopsy. Results showed that it died of at least 13 blows to the head and body, HSHA reported, also noting evidence of previous abuse.

http://www.cumberlink.com/articles/2010/02/09...
Austen-

Carlisle, PA

#44 Feb 10, 2010
Feb 9th update wrote:
A Penn Township man accused of beating an 8-month-old puppy to death testified Tuesday that he is bipolar.
Matthew T. Muich, 24, of the 3400 block of Ritner Highway, told Cumberland County Judge Edward Guido that he wanted to have his $25,000 bail dropped so he could get better treatment for his bipolar disorder and liver disease and pay child support for up to three children.
“But when you have been out of prison in the past, you didn’t take your medication for bipolar disorder, is that correct?” asked prosecutor Christylee Peck, senior assistant district attorney.
“Right,” Muich said.
Peck also questioned the statement in Muich’s motion that he had never had a bench warrant issued before. He said he had forgotten about one he was issued for criminal trespass in 2006, because he had been picked up on a child support issue at the time.
“I had slight financial problems because I was into drugs and alcohol,” Muich said. He added that he has since been through a 90-day rehabilitation program after being convicted of DUI and promised his parents then and with his most recent arrest that he “wouldn’t do this anymore.”
Peck also asked Muich about his statement to his public defender in December that he wanted to get out because he had just had a daughter born four days earlier.
Peck said she had information that the baby was born nearly a month before that date, and Muich said he had known only the child’s due date because he was not in contact with the mother. He also said he was not certain the child was his.
Peck said the child’s mother, who was present in court Tuesday, asked that her address and newly changed last name not be mentioned while Muich was in the courtroom.
Decision
Muich’s public defender noted that sentencing guidelines for cruelty to animals call for probation to 12 months in prison and that he has already spent two months in prison. Muich has been incarcerated since Dec. 8 and previously was denied a bail reduction when he waived his preliminary hearing,
However, Peck argued that Muich should be kept in prison for reasons of public safety, because the baby’s mother is in fear of him and a Humane Society police officer who found the dog’s body said it was mangled and bloody.
Guido denied the bail reduction request without comment and arraigned Muich for the April trial term.
Arrest papers say a woman reported Muich argued with her and said he would kill her puppy. The woman said she left the house, heard the puppy screaming and looked in a window in time to see Muich choke it, throw it to the ground and beat it to death with a metal tool.
Police and an official from the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area went to the residence Dec. 3 to recover the remains of the puppy and perform an autopsy. Results showed that it died of at least 13 blows to the head and body, HSHA reported, also noting evidence of previous abuse.
http://www.cumberlink.com/articles/2010/02/09...
Why aren't these women using birth control?
You can not tell me it isn't readily avail because they can go to the walk in clinic and get it for FREE.

Here we have 3 children to this psychopath, one woman crying scared and won't tell him where his newest daughter is and rightfully so.

This guy is a drug addict with mental health issues, who refuses to medicate, which isn't something you can hide.

It is frustrating reading the same story over and over with these woman and children.

When are they going to learn? When are they going to get a clue?
biter

Carlisle, PA

#45 Feb 10, 2010
"...and pay child support for up to three children."

Does that mean there is more?
cramer chambersburg

Chambersburg, PA

#46 Feb 15, 2010
Matthew is an animal, the small puppy he killed was more of a person then Matthew will ever be. Matthew has the name of one of Gods people, why does he not act like it, God loves all animals.

I guess this small puppy wasn't house broke and maybe he messed in the house, is this why you beat this puppy to death. This puppy is still a baby and only knows what he is tought.

ALL ANIMALS KNOW IS LOVE

Let Matthew go to jail for a long time and never own any animal again

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