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DMX's Dogs: Buried Bodies Had Serious Wounds

9/23/2007 4:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

DMXTwo dogs found buried at a home belonging to rapper DMX had serious wounds, authorities investigating neglect allegations said Saturday.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said one dog had serious bite wounds and another had trauma to its abdomen, but causes of death were not determined. A third dog was burned so badly an exam was inconclusive, reports the AP.

The investigation stems from an Aug. 24 raid of DMX's Phoenix home, when police were probing allegations of animal neglect. Police seized 12 live pit bulls, numerous weapons, and about a quarter-ounce of marijuana from the property.



"We have 12 dogs who were abused and three dogs buried in the yard," Arpaio said, "someone's going to have to pay."

DMX's lawyer, Murray Richman, said: "How do you attribute activities to a person who has not been there, when they have knowledge that other persons have been. Is it because of the celebrity nature?"

No charges have yet been filed against the 36-year-old rapper.
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jok    

SAY NO TO DOG FIGHTING!

2587 days ago
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hatem    

They should put him in a cage naked with one of these dogs.

2587 days ago
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t-stone    

Without a doubt, when people abuse animals, they have something wrong with them. Also we all know this NONSENSE about people at your house abusing animals without your knowledge is silly!!! This is not good when Sheriff Joe enters the picture!!! This same defense cost MIKE "CON" VICK millions. I've no sympathy for people who abuse animals...............those sickos will get theirs from GOD and Joe Arpaio!!!!!!!!!!

2587 days ago
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kgm    

Why is it another BLACK MAN and pitbulls?????!!!!!!!!!!! Just Curious????????

2587 days ago
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kgb    

What a shocker......

too bad the roles were not reversed.

2587 days ago
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Toni    

I love Sheriff Joe! Just love him. I would move to Maricopa County if the rest of it wasn't so... well, Phoenix. I'll take my rural Arizona any day.

2587 days ago
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Disgusted    

Another sicko who declares his innocence. These people must think everyone is as stupid as they are. Why don't you stand up as a man and take responsibility for your actions? And like Vick, you can declare that you found God after you're sorry that you got caught. Maybe the Romans had the right idea....throwing the bad guys to the lions. Betcha they didn't have any animal abusers!

2587 days ago
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M    

Disgusting. And they think that clueless "I didn't know what was going on" is a good excuse? Inexcusable. It is really nauseating that this will turned into a race issue, too. Why can't these guys keep their noses clean and stay out of trouble?

2587 days ago
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Toni    

Shame on these grown men for abusing innocent anmals. My heart goes to these poor pitiful animals.These men will have to answer to higher judge than the one on earth

2587 days ago
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Democrats are evil    

Oh, and it's just a coincidence that this fellow is not a Caucasian. Open up your eyes people. This entertainment involving the death and destruction of dogs has everything to do with the culture and the environment in which you are raised. If you close your eyes to that fact, then you join the crowd of the ignorant and plain stupid. And be sure that TMZ doesn't have the guts to leave this post on its board. They are afraid of the truth just like the rest of the country.

2587 days ago
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Sarah Silverman SUCKS!    

I hope DMX likes wearing pink undies....tent city?

2587 days ago
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Leah    

Why do people like HIM think this is okay???
This is not about race anyone that does this should be jailed FOR LIFE!!!
It is not a sport in anyway shape on form.

2587 days ago
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BLINKING !!    

No One Has any comments of the 2 white Arkansas Boys who HUNG a dog a slit it's throat and then stone him to death. O just so happen to be one of the GOVERNOR's kid. Or is it your comments are only good for when it's a black man.

2587 days ago
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BLINKING !!    

Posted at 3:02PM on Sep 23rd 2007 by Leah..
Then you agree the same should happen to these 2 WHITE BOYS right.?

2587 days ago
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BLINKING !!    

Where PETA. Why haven't they gone to the doorstep of the GOVERNOR of Arkansa.?? It didnt hit the NEWS on TV. But then again he was a white Boy. Of course they wont put that on TV. Then they would have to treat him in the same way they have treated the BLACKS.

2587 days ago
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