A mental health nurse who butchered and snore a dog and fed a furry friend it is psychopathic, a doctor said.
28, Dominic O’Connor, faces up to five years in prison after he had a lead to kill the animal.
Its entire body was cooked by him and utilized it as food because of his dog.
His barrister Chris Holmes explained: “Obviously this is an unusual and extremely disturbing case.”
The father-of-two does not have any memory of this episode at his Roden Street home in Kircubbin’s Co Down village, his attorney told Downpatrick Crown Court.
A jury convicted O’Connor .
He bought the dog on Gumtree from a couple in Lisburn, Co Down, who have yet to be tracked, the court was told.
The judge said he strangled it with an outcome, stripped of its skin, “butchered” it, then cooked and fed it to some other dog.
The animal was rehomed and the judge said the services should be knowledgeable about the conviction of the father.
Mr Holmes, speaking to a medical record, said he exhibited quite disturbing personal symptoms leading to a celiac disease”
He said his customer lacked empathy.
Consultant psychiatrist Dr Ian Bownes examined the suspect.
Mr Holmes added: “That is bizarre as well as the motivation behind it’s basically inexplicable.”
The authority of the lawyer was challenged by Judge Piers Grant but said a lot of the signs came in O’Connor’s own lips and was apparent.
Authorities questioned him.
The defence attended third level education said O’Connor was adopted at age four and was working as a mental health nurse.
Mr Holmes added: “Which is profoundly ironic in this circumstance.”
He has previous convictions for possession of an offensive weapon and assault that is common.
His position “escalated” in 2015 following the death of his mother and his marriage break-up, his attorney said.
His attorney said there has been a “complicated and disturbing” mental health history in this circumstance.
Dr Bones’ report suggested he needed Mr Holmes disclosed a disordered character of this type, along with a background.
The court was told that it was a very serious and distressing case.
Prosecution attorney Laura Ivers reported the sentence imposed are the highest potential of the imprisonment maximum.
The judge found that there may be no justification for wrongdoing.
He adjourned the case for sentencing on Wednesday November 29.