Meat laced with razor blades suspected in Elizabethtown dog's deathUPDATED 7:39 AM HST Aug 04, 2014Video Transcript
MAN IS ACCUSED OF DOING JUST THAT AND TONIGHT HE'S FACING ANIMAL TORTURE CHARGES. WLKY'S CORY PIPPEN SPOKE WITH THE DOG OWNER WHO BROUGHT THE CHARGES. HE JOINS US LIVE WITH MORE. STEVE - THE STOTTS FAMILY SAYS NIBBLES WASN'T JUST A PET - HE WAS PART OF THE FAMILY. AND HE'D BEEN THAT WAY FOR MORE THAN A DECADE - UNTIL MYSTERIOUSLY, HE GOT SICK AND DIED. JIM STOTTS AND HIS WIFE SAYS NIBBLES SPENT ALL 14 YEARS OF HIS LIFE AT THEIR E-TOWN HOME... OFTEN SLEEPING IN THE BED AND HAPPILY PLAYING WITH THE FAMILY'S OTHER DOG - BOLT - IN THE SAME BACK YARD. "Didn't have an enemy in the world. Got along with every other dog in the area...just a real outgoing friendly dog," BUT ON JULY 18TH HE PASSED AWAY... IT BEGAN THREE DAYS EARLIER WHEN THEY NOTICED THEIR PET WAS SICK... "He couldn't eat, couldn't drink. Everytime he tried to drink he would throw up in the water bowl. He was in agony. Everytime he'd lay down and look up at me and crawl towards me....you could tell he was in serious pain," STOTTS SAYS A VET DISCOVERED A LARGE BLOCKAGE JUST OUTSIDE THE DOG'S STOMACH. UNABLE TO PAY THE MORE THAN SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS WORTH OF TREATMENT - THEY HAD TO SAY GOODBYE. THE SAME DAY NIBBLES DIED - JIM STOTTS SAYS HE STOPPED BOLT FROM CHEWING ON SOMETHING... WHAT HE FOUND WOULD SHOCK HIM. "What it was was Canadian bacon that had been cut in half with broken pieces of razorblade stuffed in the straight side. I found three pieces. The four piece was the one Nibbles got," WHEN POLICE QUESTIONED NEIGHBORS - THEY SAY 60- YEAR OLD ROBERT HAMME ADMITTED TO THROWING THE MEAT OVER THE STOTT'S FENCE. THE STOTT'S PRESSED CHARGES AND HE WAS ARRESTED... "We've got a two year old grandson. He comes over and plays outside. It could've been him that found that piece of Canadian bacon and with razorblades in it and ate it," "He wanted to kill the dogs. He knew what he was doing. It was just an evil act. There's no rhyme or reason or justification for something like this," IT'S STILL UNCLEAR EXACTLY WHAT CAUSED THE DOG'S DEATH BECAUSE NIBBLES WAS CREMATED ACCORDING TO ELIZABETHTOWN POLICE - HAMME TOLD OFFICERS HE PLACED RAZORBLADES IN THE MEAT BECAUSE WAS FRUSTRATED OVER HIS NEIGHBORS DOGS BARKING. CORY PIPPIN, W-L-K-Y NEWS.