Redwood City Poodle Mauling Suspect to Stand Trial

Marcos Montano-Topete pleaded not guilty to felony animal cruelty charges for allegedly mauling a neighbor’s poodle to death with a brick in a Thursday court appearance. His trial is set for Dec. 17.

A Redwood City man charged with mauling a neighbor’s poodle to death will stand trial later this year, prosecutors said.

Marcos Montano-Topete, 32, is charged with bashing in a neighbor's poodle’s head with a brick earlier this year, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

A superior court judge on Thursday ordered Montano-Topete to stand trial on two felony counts of animal cruelty, Wagstaffe said.

Montano-Topete pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Montano-Topete told his 16-year-old female neighbor that he was sick of her dog entering his property and that he’d struck the poodle, Wagstaffe said.

Five-year-old Globsis was whimpering and convulsing in a pool of blood with her snout caved in when sheriff’s deputies arrived at the defendant’s home, Wagstaffe said.

The Peninsula Human Society took Globsis to Redwood City Pet Hospital. The poodle was euthanized after emergency surgery.

Montano-Topete told authorities on the scene that he hit the dog with a stone. Deputies found a brick near the door.

The alleged March 26 incident occurred in unincorporated Redwood City.

Montano-Topete is free on $10,000 bail. His trail date was set for Dec. 17.  


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Setareh Noviscky Winslow September 21, 2012 at 09:32 PM
I think he needs the death penalty.
frank September 21, 2012 at 11:39 PM
When a "man" attacks and kills a young girl's poodle, it's abundantly clear he has a severe lack of manhood and morals. Please call me to jury duty!
Jerry B September 22, 2012 at 03:47 PM
I'll second the capital punishment verdict, it'll help clean up our gene pool.
PaulE October 03, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Is this so called human being in jail, or could the general public find him in the street?
Foxy7lady4 February 12, 2013 at 04:00 AM
Foxy7lady4 7:30 pm Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Marcos Montano-Topete warned the female neighbor about her poodle coming into his yard. Why didn't the neighbor keep her dog on a leash. I had a similar problem back in 2004 and I told the new neighbors about their dog and cat using my front yard next to my bedroom window for pooping and urinating and they did not like it. What is one to do. The neighbors with the pets should be arrested. I did not kill their pets but I felt like killing the asshole inconsiderate couple. After that we did not get along and they proceeded to spy on me with a webcam and talk to me and make fun of me for going on now 10 years. Their house next door to mine was repossessed by the bank in April 2011 and the common-law wife has kept up a steady harassment of me going on now 10 years. Inconsiderate pet owners cause a lot of neighbor problems. If Marcos goes to prison, the owner of the poodle should also go to prison. She contributed to her poodle being killed. This thing happens all the time in neighborhoods. Go after the pet owner and send the pet owner to a dog obedience school.


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