A felon was arrested after he reportedly confessed to drowning two puppies he obtained from an animal shelter.
Bloomington Police arrested Connor Lappin, 29, on two felony counts earlier this month. Each count was for torturing or mutilating a vertebrate animal and failing to dispose of a dead animal properly. Lappin has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Previously Lappin bragged about killing his rescued puppies. According to court documents viewed by Fox 59, Lappin allegedly sexually assaulted the dogs before killing them, an individual claimed to believe.
Via WRTV, associates stated to police that they heard from Lappin how he held the dog underwater until it was near death before repeatedly letting it back up for air and eventually drowning it.
Claiming that the most recent canine from the local animal shelter had run away, reports suggest that Lappin initially denied killing the animals to police.
Eventually, according to police, between winter 2021 and February 2022, Lappin admitted to killing the two dogs.
When police spoke to him about the deaths of the animals, Lappin was already in jail. He had been previously jailed and charged with felony intimidation and misdemeanor battery in an unrelated case.
A week after adopting them from the rescue shelter, Lappin reportedly told police that he had killed each puppy. Allegedly, he blamed methamphetamine for the reason he decided to kill them.
Lappin told police he drowned each puppy in his bathtub before dumping bleach on their corpses, swaddling them up, and hauling them to two woods, claimed documents seen by Fox 59.