Lawrence Graham, 19, is accused of killing a one-year-old Shih Tzu named Jordan when his girlfriend didn't come home on time. Graham is charged with six counts of animal cruelty.
(Meredith) -- A Florida man is charged with multiple accounts of animal cruelty after he allegedly killed his girlfriends dog because she came home late. Lawrence Graham, 19, is accused of killing a one-year-old Shih Tzu named Jordan.
Graham was mad because his girlfriend did not respond to his calls and text messages, so he went to her house, however she was not home. In a police report Graham sent his girlfriend this message "U got til 1030 if u not here by then I swear 4 God I’ll finnish Jordan off." "Jordan being the one year old Pup"
When his girlfriend didn't arrive home by 10:30, police said he choked and slammed the dog to the ground and then put it in a plastic bag. The dog was still alive and tried to scratch holes in the bag, then Graham choked the dog again and killed it, police said.
The report said Graham then placed the dog next to the front door with a towel over it, flowers next to the dog with the dog's collar, and a note that read: "Coulda made it RIP Jordan."
Police said Graham then texted his girlfriend to tell her he killed Jordan. One text message read, "If u really loved him u woulda made it in time 2 save him. Hope it was worth it."
Police said the girlfriend is devastated.
"This is a heinous crime that he did this to this poor dog that’s a year old," Broward Sheriff’s Office Detective Sira Arroyo told WSVN. "Also, I mean, it’s a small puppy he eventually ended up killing. Thank God she didn’t come home ’cause who knows what he would’ve done to her."