Revere man charged for allegedly assaulting roommate, brutally killing canine

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The suspect was discovered coated in blood, asking police to kill him, in keeping with officers.

A Revere man is dealing with prices for allegedly assaulting his roommate and brutally killing his canine. 

Don Algeni, 57, was arraigned final week on prices of animal cruelty, malicious killing or harm to a home animal, and assault and battery on a household or family member. He was ordered held with out bail, in keeping with Suffolk District Legal professional Kevin Hayden’s workplace. 

Police and firefighters responded to a residence on Lowell Avenue in Revere simply earlier than 1 a.m. on Aug. 30. People who first arrived on the scene discovered Algeni mendacity in his mattress, blood protecting each arms. Algeni was screaming that he needed police to kill him, in keeping with Hayden’s workplace. He proceeded to lose consciousness and was transported to a neighborhood hospital. 

First responders additionally discovered a canine subsequent to Algeni’s mattress. It was coated in blood and had suffered not less than 5 stab wounds, Hayden’s workplace mentioned. One slash to the canine’s neck was “so deep his head was nearly severed.”

A lot of knives and swords have been seized from the house. This included a footlong searching knife coated in blood, officers mentioned. 

When interviewed, Algeni’s roommate mentioned that he had banged on her bed room door round 9 p.m. earlier that evening. Algeni demanded that she open the door, however mentioned that he had a key and will get in any time he needed, officers mentioned. 

Algeni’s roommate confirmed police a video she took on Aug. 23. It depicted Algeni screaming at her and throwing a cup at her, officers mentioned. 

She informed police that Algeni made regarding statements to her a few week earlier than the Aug. 30 incident, comparable to “I’m going out and I’m not going out alone,” in keeping with Hayden’s workplace. 

“This can be a tragic and terrifying scenario for everybody concerned, together with the primary responders. Sadly, a defenseless animal was brutally attacked and killed. It’s yet one more instance of how unpredictable 911 calls might be and an instance of responders dealing with their obligations with care and restraint,” Hayden mentioned in an announcement.