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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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The drug-addled parents of a two-month-old baby who died from a heroin and cocaine overdose have been charged with murder.

A grand jury indicted Eugene Chandler, 27, and 26-year-old Shaleigh Brumfield for homicide and child neglect on Tuesday, June 25 in Danville, Virginia.

Police say they received a call for help in November 2018 about an unresponsive baby and found baby girl unresponsive in the arms of Chandler.

Though there were no obvious signs of physical trauma to the infant, the department immediately began a death investigation.

The case was referred to the Western District Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Police said the toxicology results from the child’s system indicated enough heroin and cocaine to result in her death.

Police found evidence of drug use in the house and an autopsy ruled the baby girl’s cause of death was due to an ‘acute heroin and cocaine intoxication in a setting of co-sleeping.’

Chandler and Brumfield are being held in the Danville City Jail without bond.

A school officer went to the hospital and a student went to jail after a brawl inside a Loudoun County, Virginia, high school cafeteria on Thursday, authorities say.

Video of the fight shows a Dominion High School student punching and a School Resource Officer punching and hitting each other.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened about 1 p.m. when an administrator at the school told the student to go to the office from the cafeteria.

Authorities say the student refused multiple times and assaulted the staff member.

Then, the deputy who works at the school tried going up to the student to calm him down, but the student turned and assaulted the officer, the sheriff’s office said.

The officer “defended himself while taking the student into custody,” according to the sheriff’s office.

Medics took the deputy to a hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.