A man in Alabama killed the pet dog of a woman who was helping him fight his addiction.

According to the charging documents released Tuesday, the unidentified 76-year-old woman was helping 35-year-old Larry Donell Lloyd fight his addiction and mental illness. She helped him pay his apartment rent and also allowed him to do laundry at her home. On Feb. 24, the woman brought the man to her home.

A few minutes later, the woman noticed that Lloyd was behaving differently. He was showing agitation towards her pet dog. The woman then decided to take him to the hospital. She left the accused with her dog downstairs and went to change clothes. Minutes later, she saw the man entering the home through the front door. She then asked the man to sit in the car.

“Lloyd became extremely agitated, raised his voice and urgently stated that he needed to get to the hospital. The woman felt rushed by his comments and behavior. She left the house without the dog to avoid further agitating Lloyd,” the documents said.

When the two were about to reach the hospital, the accused said he wanted to go home instead. The woman listened to him and dropped him home. When the woman returned to her home, she couldn’t find her pet anywhere. She then found a pool of blood next to the bathroom. She immediately informed the police.

The responding officers found a trail of blood outside the home. They followed the blood trail and found the remains of the dog. During investigation, police found a dumbbell with “a significant” amount of blood on it. Following this, Lloyd was taken into custody and charged with aggravated animal cruelty. He remained in jail with his bond set at $5,300.

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