The man charged for killing Tommie the dog said he “blacked out” and “snapped” after the dog bit his daughter.

Jyahshua A. Hill, 20, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force on May 20 and charged with felony animal cruelty following a months-long investigation into the death of Tommie.

Tommie, who was named by his rescuers, was found tied to an Abner Clay Park fence and set on fire the night of February 10, 2019.

Hill spoke to CBS 6 by phone from his cell at the Richmond City Justice Center Friday.

Hill said he had owned the male brindle pit bull they named “Choo Choo” for several months. He claimed the dog had attacked several of his family members.

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