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HOUSTON Police arrested a Houston man accused of killing his family s pet Chihuahua.

Jose Quintero went into his daughter s room, grabbed the dog, took it into a bathroom and then threw it, police said.

The daughter and her mom then went to a neighbor s house and called police.

When officers arrived, Quintero had already buried the dog in the front yard, investigators said.

Police said Quintero admitted throwing the pet, but said he didn t mean to kill it.

There was no word on why he did it.

He was charged with felony animal cruelty.

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