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Prelim for Accused Poodle Killer is Pushed Back

Marcos Montano-Topete pleaded not guilty to felony animal cruelty charges last month. His preliminary hearing was pushed back from Aug. 9 to Sept. 6. during a superior court review conference on Wednesday.

The preliminary hearing for the man accused of with a brick earlier this year has been pushed back from August to September.

Marcos Montano-Topete, 32, who lives in unincorporated Redwood City, faces one charge of felony animal cruelty in connection with the March 26 attack in which he allegedly killed his teenage neighbor's dog by hitting it in the head wit a brick.

Prosecutors said Montano-Topete allegedly approached his 16-year-old neighbor and told her he was sick of her dog -- a 26-pound poodle named 'Globsis' -- coming onto his property, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Montano-Topete allegedly told the girl he had hit her dog and it was lying in her yard, Wagstaffe said.

The pet was found whimpering and convulsing in a pool of blood. The dog's snout appeared to be caved in, and deputies later found a brick nearby, according to the district attorney's office.

The dog was taken to a Peninsula veterinarian for medical treatment, but due to the severity of its injuries, the owners decided to have the dog euthanized.

Montano-Topete was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty, and pleaded not guilty in June.

His preliminary hearing was pushed back from Aug. 9 to Sept. 6. during a superior court review conference on Wednesday.

Montano-Topete is free on $10,000 bail.

Bay City News Service contributed to this article.

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hutch July 20, 2012 at 05:08 PM
what a monster if he's guilty
Tommy Grahn July 20, 2012 at 07:11 PM
do the same to him!
Senor Gigante July 20, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Real tough guy. He'll find out how tough when he's serving 3-5 in a state pen hopefully. He doesn't want me on the jury. Hopefully he's legal and won't flee to Mexico.
frank July 21, 2012 at 12:05 AM
he was on the evening news, he said he felt threatened (by a poodle) He admitted slaughtering the pup. He was smiling when interviewed by the press. He told the 16 year old "come and get your dead dog"

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