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Man Who Stabbed Dog To Death Was Preparing For 'Fighting Satan'

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 21, 2013 7:45PM

Andres F. Duran. (Photo credit: Cook County Sheriff’s office.)
A Cook County judge ordered a Northwest Side man held on $150,000 bond, accused of stabbing his sister’s German shepherd to death with a knife and trying to clean up the evidence.

Andres F. Duran, 29, was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and animal torture for allegedly killing the 4-year-old dog named “Diesel.” Duran is believed to have become “enraged” and stabbed the dog in its side. When the dog didn’t die fast enough, Duran allegedly stabbed it in the neck.

Authorities believe Duran wrapped the dog’s body in a blanket, placed it in a suitcase and put the suitcase in the backyard. He was ostensibly cleaning up the blood in his house when he heard his brother-in-law in the backyard and locked the door. Duran supposedly told authorities, “I was waiting for him to get in with my knife in my hand. I felt as if it would be an epic battle. Like fighting Satan.”

According to police reports, Duran turned himself in to the Animal Crimes Team at Homan Square and had in his possession a Taft high school ID, a jury summons, miscellaneous writings and a “black case containing throwing stars.”Police reports also indicate Duran’s sister found the dog in the suitcase in the backyard.