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Miami woman accused of disemboweling puppy, threatening to do the same to dog's owner

Miami woman accused of "horrific" animal abuse case
Miami woman accused of "horrific" animal abuse case 01:58

MIAMI -- A woman is facing charges after she was accused of killing a man's puppy by disembowling the animal and then threatening to do the same thing to its owner last week, according to a police report.

Yadelin Marin, 19, has been charged with second-degree animal cruelty and misdemeanor battery in connection with the July 12 incident described by police as a "horrific scene."

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A judge declined to set bail for Marin, who remained in custody as of Thursday evening at the Miami-Dade jail.

Police were called to a residence in the 300 block of NW 82nd Street and spoke to the owner of the puppy who was told by a friend that his pet dog had been disemboweled in the bathroom.  

When the man walked into the bathroom, he saw the scene and saw Marin sitting in the bath tub "and told (victim) you're next," the police report states.

The woman then left the home while the man called police but she returned seven days later to the same location and was arrested.

The arresting officer wrote that Marin allegedly "blew spit into my face," as she was being taken into custody, the police report says.

Investigators did not provide information in the police report about the relationship between the dog's owner and the woman or say what led to the attack on the dog. 

A man, who rents a room in the home, recalls the moment he walked into the scene.

"The cops were here, and I asked what happened. He told me to go inside and talk to the owner. When I went inside, I seen guts on the floor,"

"I can't imagine somebody doing something to a dog or a cat or any animals," a neighbor said. "They are innocent."

CBS News Miami reporter Anna McAllister contributed to this report.

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