Abilene man shoots dog and awaits trial

A 54-year-old Abilene man, Stephen Chapman, will face a jury trial Monday, Aug. 28 after being charged with animal cruelty.

ABILENE, TX - Stephen Chapman, 54, allegedly shot and recklessly killed a dog that didn't belong to him back on July 3, 2015, according to court documents.

The dog was intentionally shot on Chapman's property, without the consent of the owner. Documents also show Chapman said he shot the dog because it was urinating and defecating on his yard.

Chapman will face a jury trial Monday, Aug. 28 after being charged with animal cruelty. 

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