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NYPD Blue Writer Faces Year in Prison Over Dog Killing

Ted Shuttleworth allegedly punched his poodle in the face

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 18, 2012 11:06 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Today's Awful Sort-of-Celeb Crime: A former NYPD Blue screenwriter faces up to a year in prison … for allegedly beating his poodle to death. Ted Shuttleworth, 51 (and, the New York Post helpfully informs us, 230 pounds), took his 4.5-pound dog to the vet after allegedly punching her so hard in the face that she suffered a brain injury on May 29. He was apparently angry at the 5-year-old dog at the time, and she died of her injuries; he was arrested over the weekend after the vet voiced suspicions about her death. The Post is most decidedly not on Shuttleworth's side, referring to him as a "washed-up TV screenwriter" and noting that he "now reads scripts for $300 a pop." TMZ has a picture of him.

Not the poodle Ted Shuttleworth allegedly killed.
Not the poodle Ted Shuttleworth allegedly killed.   (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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