DMX shocker: rapper’s dead and buried pit bulls were “wounded”

tjndc5-5basrmij174mhzbe6bw_layout.jpgThe latest update on the DMX dog-abuse in Arizona is in, and the Maricopa County sheriff can now confirm, officially, that the pit bulls dug up in the rapper’s back yard had “serious wounds.”

Uh, um, ok … well, wasn’t that kind of a given, seeing as how they were dead and all?

I suppose old age could have been the cause, but after finding 12 other abused dogs still alive in the house, it wouldn’t have been such a big leap to assume that’s how the three in the back yard ended up that way. The sheriff confirmed to the AP that one dead dog had serious bite wounds, another had trauma to its abdomen, and the third carcass was so badly burned that an exam was inconclusive as to the exact cause of death.

The police still have yet to file charges against the rapper, who has a house on the Mount Kisco/Bedford border, but the sheriff told the AP, “Someone’s going to have to pay for this. We have 12 dogs who were abused and three dogs buried in the yard.”

Meanwhile, DMX’s lawyer, Murray Richman, replied to the allegations: “How do you attribute activities to a person who has not been there, when they have knowledge that other persons have been. Is it because of the celebrity nature?”

Perhaps, Murray. If a dog dies in the backyard of a person previously convicted of animal cruelty, was it really abused?

I say, no, provided said animal abuser is out of the country, ducking multiple warrants already out for his arrest.

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Ted Mann

Ted Mann aspires to join Stephen Baldwin’s Breakthrough Ministry, more commonly known as “skateboarding for the savior." Before becoming a Senior Editor at InTown, he worked at The Atlantic Monthly, the Philadelphia City Paper, and the University of Pennsylvania Press. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Press, and The Pennsylvania Gazette.