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Cops: Georgia Man Hangs Dog Outside House

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File photo of prison. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of prison. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. (CBS ATLANTA) – A Georgia man is behind bars after police say he hanged a dog outside a mobile home.

Adrian D. Malcom was living with his girlfriend in Marietta when police went to arrest him on a previous criminal trespassing charge.

When police arrived at the house, a neighbor told them he watched Malcom hang a dog and then beat it.

According to an arrest warrant obtained by WGCL-TV, a child witnessed the dog hanging from the rail.

The report also states that Malcom used a chain leash and collar to hang the dog three feet above the ground for four-and-a-half  hours, which caused the dog to die.

A necropsy was performed on the dog, revealing that it had died from the hanging.

Malcom is currently being held at the Cobb County jail with $25,000 bond. He was charged with animal cruelty and second-degree child cruelty.

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