Accused hunting dog killer indicted by grand jury

Silva, 81, charged with cruelty to animals, terroristic threatening, reckless endangering

Published  1:37 PM HST Mar 06, 2013
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HONOLULU -

An 81-year-old man accused of shooting and killing a pig hunter's dog was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday.

Anthony Silva was indicted on charges of terroristic threatening, cruelty to animals and reckless endangering.

Bail is set at $100,000.

Silva was accused of killing the dog in a ravine below his Pearl City home over the weekend.

The incident happened Saturday morning when Silva confronted a group of hunters in a wooded area below Aluka Loop.

A neighbor says Silva became upset when a hunting dog began attacking a sow that Silva had taken a liking to.  The neighbor says Silva regularly feeds rural pigs that live below his property.

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