LAKE PEEKSKILL, N.J. (CBSNewYork) -- A New Jersey man is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's pets.
Matthew Savinovich, of Norwood, was arrested Wednesday on charges of animal cruelty, burglary and criminal mischief.
The Putnam County SPCA says the 27-year-old killed his ex-girlfriend's three Chihuahuas and a ferret.
It happened over the course of their relationship between December 2019 and November 2020 in Lake Peekskill.
The SPCA says Savinovich has an extensive criminal record and faces a minimum of five years in prison.
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