Man on parole in trooper’s death charged with killing dog

LAFAYETTE, N.Y. (AP) — A man on parole after being convicted of causing the death of a state trooper during a high-speed chase has been charged with beating a dachshund to death at a central New York home.

State police say James Carncross was arrested on Monday and charged with animal cruelty for the fatal beating last Friday in the town of Pompey, 12 miles southeast of Syracuse. He was sent to jail pending a parole review.

Carncross was convicted in December 2006 of aggravated criminally negligent homicide and reckless driving for a high-speed chase that led to a crash that killed Trooper Craig Todeschini.

He was sentenced to seven years in state prison, consecutive to an earlier sentence for violating probation. He was released on parole Jan. 2. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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