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Peabody man to face animal cruelty charges in September

Police say Coco, a 3-year-old Pomeranian Yorkie Poodle, was beaten to death by Steven M. Severino. The Peabody native has denied the charges. He is expected to go on trial next month in Malden District Court. (Courtesy of WBZ-TV.)
PEABODY — When a North Shore man goes on trial next month accused of killing his girlfriend’s dog, lots of animal lovers will be watching. Everett police say Steven M. Severino, a 31-year-old Peabody native, broke the dog Coco’s jaw and there was evidence of other kinds of abuse. Following the 3-year-old Pomeranian-Yorkie-Poodle’s death last…

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