There are some sick people in this world and 22-year-old Erik Paul Taylor of Calhoun County is one of them.

According to Battle Creek Enquirer, this scumbag is facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted of killing or torturing a five-month-old Black Labrador/Treeing Walker Coonhound mix puppy which belonged to his sister-in-law.

Taylor was puppy sitting for his sister-in-law Melody Taylor and her husband when the incident took place.

Melody Taylor:

We have no idea why. The family is in shock. They can't believe he would do something like this.

Melody Taylor called police at 12:32 p.m. on Jan. 23 and told them that her brother-in-law had killed her puppy and that she found blood on a chainsaw and bandanna that the dog was wearing the night before.

I had never trusted him (Erik). Two weeks prior he was telling my husband and I we should kill the dog because the dog was possessed. He just said it that one time and I asked him to leave the house.

Apparently, a different family member was supposed to be watching the puppy but for whatever reason they let Erik watch her.

At first, Erik said he shot the dog because it was being aggressive with some other dogs but Melody wasn't buying it.

She was never aggressive. She was a lover. I have a two-year-old daughter and she was always pouncing on (Luna) and playing with her and she has never snapped at her. The other dogs were outside dogs and Luna was scared of them and when you would run at her she would cower down. I just never believed it. She was never aggressive so I didn't believe it.

Once deputies arrived they found the dog buried with its head nearly severed.

Eric told police that he shot the puppy because she was being aggressive but that didn't kill her so he finished her off with the chainsaw. However, the dog didn't have any gunshot wounds.

He said the dog was possessed and that he had to kill her.

He is being held on a $20,000 cash bond.

The guy either has mental health issues or is just straight-up evil. I think it's probably a little of both.

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