Cobb man accused of beheading and stabbing puppies
by Lindsay Field
August 13, 2013 12:15 AM | 4871 views | 12 12 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Robert Williams Davis
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A south Cobb man is accused of mutilating two 6-week-old puppies that he was asked to keep at his house for a neighbor.

Robert Williams Davis, 38, was arrested just before midnight on Saturday and charged with two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and three counts of tampering with evidence.

According to the warrant, Davis is accused of cutting the head off of one 6-week-old black and white pit bull puppy with a single scissor blade late Saturday night.

“The puppy’s neck was completely severed with the head attached to the body by a single piece of skin,” the warrant states. “The puppy’s body did not appear to contain blood, suggesting the puppy’s head was severed while the puppy was still alive.”

The puppy was cut in what appeared to be a “sawing” type motion, according to the warrant.

Davis is also accused of stabbing a second dog, a 6-week-old tan and white pit bull, with the same pair of scissors in the throat.

“The puppy’s wound was large and deep,” the warrant states, adding that this action might have also been done when the dog was still alive.

Davis reportedly buried the dogs and the scissor blade in shallow graves in the backyard of his home in the 1100 block of Mable Street in Mableton.

Sgt. Dana Pierce with Cobb Police said the report did not say why Davis killed the dogs but it did mention that one of the dogs could have had parvo, which is a contagious virus mainly affecting dogs.

Pierce also said that Davis was supposed to be taking care of the dogs after they were given to a 14-year-old neighbor who wasn’t allowed to keep dogs at his house.

“(The teenager) went down to check on the puppies earlier (on Saturday) and (Davis) told them that one of the puppies had died and that he had buried it,” Pierce said.

Sometime later that same day, Davis was in the car with the teenager and another man and admitted to killing one of the puppies.

Shortly after they returned home, Davis showed (a witness) and three other juveniles the buried puppies,” Pierce said.

“(Davis) dug (one of the puppies) up from its grave and showed them the body,” the warrant states.

The man called police to report the alleged crime, and the warrant states that Davis moved one of the puppies by throwing it over his backyard fence and into the “thick vegetation” in an attempt to conceal it.

Davis was arrested at his home and remains in the Cobb County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

If convicted on these charges, Davis faces between one and five years in prison and up to $15,000 for each cruelty charge, in addition to one to three years in jail on the tampering with evidence charges.

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animals rights
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August 18, 2013
and instead of "praying" why don't we make sure this person never leaves jail. lets atleast put our lattes and soccer balls down to picket.
animal rights
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August 17, 2013
sad thing is if it had of been a cat no one would have cared. and im sick of that kind of attitude. if it is a dog then the person makes the news and a fuss is made. either way animal abuse is WRONG and that piece of stool should suffer for what he did. what inbred school did he attend? most vets would have gladly helped in any way they could. i guess this guy couldn't get the meth pipe out of his mouth long enough to do the right thing.
Laylas mom
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August 15, 2013
This man needs to be put somewhere for a lomg time--He is a sick individual that needs to be away from society. People that mistreat animals need to be tried like the scum that he is and have a pair off scissors plunged into his cold heart!
Watcher...
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August 14, 2013
MDJ, please do a follow up report on the killing of dogs by Cobb Police.

Sgt. Dana Pierce does not like to talk about it.
Dog Lover
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August 14, 2013
The story was way to graphic.
animal rights
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August 18, 2013
dear "dog lover"

the story was too graphic? oh, boo hoo. how sad for you to read about an innocent animal suffering while you drink your coffee in your mc manion and never donate a dime to animal rights. you must be a cool person. meanwhile in the real world more animals are suffering. sad, just really sad.
Paige
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August 13, 2013
I can only pray this man gets punished with the full extent of the law, anyone who has the capacity to decapitate innocent baby animals is capable of doing far worse, sick people who find pleasure from this kind of torture will eventually upgrade, next time it'll be someone's child. This man is disgusting, and deserves to rot in prison while karma devours him.
anonymous
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August 13, 2013
I've known this man for years and was absolutely horrified and stunned to read about this gruesome crime. I cannot imagine what possessed him to do something so violent and heartless but it's better for all of us that he remain in jail unable to harm other defenseless animals or even worse to harm children or women....something's severely wrong with him mentally.
anonymous
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August 13, 2013
I plea with the judge in this case to throw the book at this man. Lock him up for several years with men that will show him what it feels like to be tortured. If he still has his mind when he gets out, maybe then he will think twice before torturing anything else. There is a special place in heaven for dogs such as these, I really do believe. I hope to meet them someway! P.S. I hope the youth in this story gets proper counseling.
anonymous
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August 13, 2013
Horrible thing to sit down with my coffee and read, but am glad you put it on page one. This guy is sick and if something's not done it will be a child next time imo.

Let's send this guy a message that Cobb doesn't tolerate evildoers like him. Give him jail time. (also, send a message to the poor kids he's obviously influencing).
Doglover9696
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August 13, 2013
I hope they throw the book at this monster. There needs to be stiffer laws for these monsters. This is a case of pure evil and serial killers start by killing animals. There is a special place in hell for him. Sick!!!!!!
MarshaInATL
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August 13, 2013
Horrifying. Simply horrifying.
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