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Ex-KISS Guitarist -- Blood, Cuts, and 4 Dead Dogs

5/23/2011 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former KISS guitarist Vincent Cusano -- aka Vinnie Vincent -- allegedly smacked his wife in the face and dragged her through a pile of broken glass on the night he was arrested ... and when cops arrived to the house, they found 4 dead dogs at the scene ... this according to law enforcement.


The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office tells TMZ ... on May 22, Vincent's wife, Diane, arrived to the Sheriff's Office "covered in blood" and reeking of alcohol.

Cops say 44-year-old Diane told the officers how she had just escaped from the couple's Tennessee home ... after Vincent "smacked her in the face" following an argument about a "female subject [Vincent] was talking to." She says Vincent then "grabbed her by the hair and threw her down to the ground."

Diane says Vincent then "dragged her through a pile of glass from a broken plate that had been on the floor since before the argument had started."

Diane told police she tried to get away -- but 58-year-old Vincent threw her to the ground 4 more times. She eventually escaped and drove herself to the station.

Cops dispatched officers to the home -- where they found Vincent and "four sealed containers containing deceased dogs."

Diane told the cops .... the dogs had been "killed by one of their aggressive dogs."

Vincent was eventually arrested and booked for aggravated domestic assault -- and his bond was set at $10,000.  TMZ obtained his mug shot, pictured above.

An animal service team was contacted to look into the dead dog situation.


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I have to agree dude looks like a lady an ugly one what a jerk

1219 days ago

Jake G    

Reeking, not wreaking. Idiots! :)

1219 days ago


Surprise, surprise, fueled by alcohol. I guess some people shouldn't drink.

1219 days ago


Who keeps four dead dogs around? He has a vicious dog that killed four other ones? Something isn't right with this story!

1219 days ago


Good Grief--wish I could say what I really think.

1219 days ago



1219 days ago

Jackazz flatts    

Does this mean there won't be a Vinnie Vincent Invasion reunion.

1219 days ago


I have to ask, and not to make her look bad, what kind of housekeeper is this woman? There was a broken plate on the floor "BEFORE" the arguement started and four dead dogs in sealed containers? I've got a visual of an episode of hoarders in my head.

1219 days ago


So is that a picture of the wife or Vincent?!

And the big question here is: 'Did she deserve the alleged beating?' (some do... especially women that don't readily give up the bum sex).

1219 days ago



I don't think it's that people are more sensitive about dogs than "the poor beaten wife". I think what's happened is people don't buy into the "I was beaten" because often times it turns out to be not true and the wives don't charge the husbands. It's a card that's been way overplayed, and used to manipulate. People now wait until they are actually charged and jailed for abuse to believe it!

1219 days ago


Sounds like you need a lot of the bum sex there Samantha. Loosen you up.

1219 days ago


Is this a mugshot of a tranny???

1219 days ago


To: Samantha.

Stop your whining or your girlfriend will beat you next.

Human rights... the wife will have her protection.
Animal rights are SERIOUSLY lacking.
That's why people are commenting more about the dogs than this ho wife.

1219 days ago


is his wife hot?

1219 days ago


hate to agree with some postings but they are right..
he looks like a tired, sad and haggard woman

1219 days ago
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