Charles Zidek convicted of animal abuse, burglary

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Charles Zidek (left) was convicted of attacking his ex-girlfriend's dog, Vinny (right).

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KSDK) - A 37-year-old Chesterfield man was convicted Wednesday for breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home and attacking her dog, the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said.

According to prosecutors, Charles Zidek was convicted of second-degree burglary and animal abuse.

Prosecutors said on the early morning hours of October 9, 2011, Zidek gained access to his ex's residence on Kettering Drive by breaking a basement window. Once inside, Zidek tortured his ex's dog, an Italian greyhound named "Vinny."

Vinny was injured so badly that he later had to be put down.


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