50-year-old Edward Semke of Long Island has been charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty after allegedly beating his 7-month-old bloodhound puppy to death. According to anecropsy, the dog died of a broken neck, and slowly suffocated. Semke buried him in a hole he dug in his backyard afterwards. Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk County SPCA, said that Semke admitted to hitting and kicking the dog after it ran out of his gated property. According to Eyewitness News, Gross said: "This was a horrible way for the bloodhound puppy to die."