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'NYPD Blue' Writer

Faces a Year in Prison

For Poodle Murder

6/17/2012 5:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Ted ShuttleworthA former screenwriter for "NYPD Blue" was arrested for beating a poodle to death and could face up to a year in prison.

Ted Shuttleworth was busted Saturday morning in Queens, NY after punching his 4.5 lb poodle so hard in the face she died, according to the New York Post.

The 51-year-old TV writer took the canine to the vet afterwards -- but her death raised suspicions and sparked an investigation by the ASPCA.

Following the necropsy, a spokesman for the ASPCA concluded, "Lola sustained a traumatic brain injury secondary to the application of blunt force to the right side of her head at the hands of her owner."

Shuttleworth now faces up to a year in prison for the puppy-cide.

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Kelly    

I wouldn't trade places with this guy for all the money in the world. The prison time is nothing compared with being marked for life as a puppy killer. Who would ever hire the guy or date him or be his friend now?

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Gadgetgirl    

puppy killer a-hole.

673 days ago
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Nyd    

Another Hollywood douche bag who feels they can tell us how to live and conduct our lives, but behave disgracefully privately.

673 days ago
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surfsupl    

3 yrs. wtf?....................how about 10 yrs

673 days ago
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brent    

Yeah like this piece of **** will even do a day in jail...

673 days ago
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Debbie    

Stupid Prick!!! They should lock him up and throw away the key!

673 days ago
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Tom Cruise    

The laws need to be changed so that people like this POS gets a harder punishment. Animals should be protected better under the law. I would love to have the chance to put my fist into this cowards face and see what sort of damage I could do. Hey TMZ set it up.

673 days ago
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Latch Johnson    

Sad thing is he'll make a fortune writing this into one of his story lines. Considering he writes this stuff about Cops, he sould be smarter to not get caught.

673 days ago
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IceGypsy    

Karma is a bitch and it's going to come back and bite him in the ass. Ahole!!!!

673 days ago
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digit0lchica04    

Killing an animal that can not defend itself (and likely would not hurt its owner if it could) is beyond cruel and disgusting. Its almost to the level of killing a child. That dog likely was nothing but loyal to him, and he betrayed that trust. What could the dog have done to warrant this? Pets are our responsibility, just like a child. If you don't want that responsibility, don't have a pet.

673 days ago
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sparroh    

what a weak man

673 days ago
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LittleBIt    

Are you F-ing kidding me with this???? PUNCHED a puppy??? You sick p*ssy a** mother f**ker! A grown F-ing man is such a losing, sick freak that he takes his anger out on a defenseless puppy? I'd like to tear you d*ck off and shove it down your sorry-a** throat you c**ksucker! This prick is exactly why we need way, way tougher laws on animal abusers. A whole lot more jail time for this son-of-a-bitch. I hope they rip you an new a**hole in jail you f-ing jerk*ff!!!!

673 days ago
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Jackazz flatts    

Barrack Kardashian eats dogs. Are they going to take arrest obum

673 days ago
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leah    

He "punched" the dog in it's face? they should lock him up, throw away the key and start some sort of
registry that would track animal abusers and prevent
them from owning an animal ever again. Or procreating, for that matter.

673 days ago
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South Beach    

Anyone dating this guy, run. Chances are you are next up. Would be interesting to know if he has any domestic violence charges in his past. Bet he does.

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