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Man Stabbed Dog to Death, Prepared for 'Epic Battle': Police Report

By Emily Morris | October 20, 2013 4:32pm
 Andres F. Duran, 29, of the 4300 block of North Mobile Avenue.
Andres F. Duran, 29, of the 4300 block of North Mobile Avenue.
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CHICAGO — A man stabbed his sister's dog to death inside his Portage Park home and then told police he was ready for an "epic battle. Like fighting Satan," according to prosecutors and an arrest report.

Andres F. Duran, 29, of the 4300 block of North Mobile Avenue, was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and animal torture.

Sometime on Wednesday, Duran became enraged and fatally stabbed his sister's 4-year-old German Shepherd, Diesel, according to Assistant State's Attorney Anthony Lucafo and court documents.

He then wrapped the dog's body in a suitcase and took it to the back of the home, where his sister later discovered it, according to Lucafo.

Duran turned himself in on Saturday and told authorities he "lost control" and started stabbing Diesel in a bedroom of his home, according to an arrest report.

According to the arrest report, Duran told police, "I stabbed Diesel in the side, and he was not dying fast enough, so I stabbed him in the neck."

Diesel then bit his alleged killer in the arm before he died, according to the report.

Duran told police he then began cleaning up the blood because he wanted to "get rid of the evidence" when he heard his brother-in-law at the back of the house, according to the report.

"I locked the door. I was waiting for him to get in, with my knife in hand," Duran told police, according to the report. "I felt as if it would be an epic battle. Like fighting Satan."

He told police that he left the house and got rid of the knife and bloody clothes, according to the report.

When Duran was arrested, among the possessions that cops took from him included a jury summons and a black case of "throwing stars," according to the arrest report.

Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered Duran held in lieu of $150,000 bail on Sunday.