Man jailed for killing dogs

Source: Aiken County Sheriff's Office
Source: Aiken County Sheriff's Office

A man in Aiken County is behind bars for shooting his two dogs to death, according to Aiken County Sheriff's Captain Eric Abdullah.

Edward Smith, 83, told deputies that social services representatives said in order for his wife to live at home, the dogs had to go.

Smith admitted to shooting one dog on the back porch, and another inside his home off of Eagerton Road.

The animals were not sick or dying, according to Abdullah.

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