When an Arizona woman was moving out of a shared living arrangement, she spotted her roommate, 21-year-old Jose Vega Meza putting some kind of a box into her moving truck. 

The woman was the man’s roommate, in Arizona with Jose Vega Meza and was moving out when the incident happened. According to court documents, Meza said he killed the dog because the woman owed his mother rent money. The suspect also allegedly admitted to recently drowning a cat in a cage and killing and torturing other animals in the neighborhood in the past.

“The other day there was a girl walking out of that house, she was crying and screaming saying that he did something,” said Victoria, who lives in the area. “She had like four or five people outside trying to calm her down and she couldn’t calm down.”

The following day, Vega Meza was taken into custody and allegedly admitted his guilt. The suspect told officers that he wrapped the dog in a string and then cut it open with a razor blade, CBS affiliate KPHO reported.

The suspect also allegedly admitted to recently drowning a cat in a cage and killing and torturing other animals in the neighborhood in the past.

The 21-year-old was booked into 4th Avenue Jail in downtown Phoenix on suspicion on two counts of animal cruelty and a count of misdemeanor assault after he attacked another inmate.

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