A defense attorney representing a second New Mexico man charged in a dog beheading case says his client might be a "moron," but he is not guilty of animal abuse.
The Farmington Daily Times reports 31-year-old Corey Bowen is on trial for a fourth-degree felony charge of extreme cruelty to animals. He and 32-year-old Teddy Sexton are accused of cutting off a pit bull's head with a chain saw after a kitchen knife didn't work.
Authorities say the two Farmington-area men decided to kill the dog after it bit a 9-year-old girl during a September barbecue at Sexton's home in Aztec.
Defense Attorney Eric Morrow contends that Bowen was inside the house when Sexton severed the dog's head.
Sexton is serving eight years in prison after he pleaded guilty.
Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.daily-times.com