Medical Student Charged With Killing 14 Dogs Cops respond after tip that Italian greyhounds were disappearing By Mary Papenfuss, Newser User Posted Jun 29, 2011 3:58 AM CDT 7 comments Comments College student David Thompson is suspected of killing as many as 14 Italian greyhounds like this one. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (Newser) – A Michigan medical student is being charged with torturing and killing up to 14 dogs he purchased in the last nine months. Police checked on David Thompson, 24, after a tipster complained that he was bringing in a large number of dogs, mostly Italian greyhounds, that were never seen again. The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine suspended Thompson last week when the first charges surfaced. Thompson is currently in jail, struggling to come up with his $100,000 bail. If convicted, he faces up to 4 years in prison on each of the 14 charges against him, reports WLNS.