Colorado resident, Samuel Stubbs Talbert, 35, is accused of killing his girlfriend's dog after the pair had a fight.  According to witness accounts, Talbert beat, choked, kicked and dragged the 2 year old white shepherd dog.  Police were called, but it was too late.  When they arrived the dog was dead.

The Daily Mail reports that Talbert had drank several beers and was over the legal drinking limit.  His girlfriend and owner of the dog, Ashley Ryan told authorities the pair were arguing and 2 weeks prior to this incident, Talbert had attempted to choke her.

Talbert was charged with aggravated animal cruelty and criminal mischief.  Both are felonies.  If convicted he faces up to seven and a half years in prison.