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After stabbing dog to death, man readies for ‘fighting Satan’: police

Andres F. Duran  |  Cook County Sheriff's office photo

Andres F. Duran | Cook County Sheriff's office photo

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Updated: November 22, 2013 6:25AM

After allegedly stabbing his sister’s German shepherd to death and trying to clean up the evidence, a Portage Park man said he was ready for “an epic battle. Like fighting Satan,” according to Chicago Police.

Andres F. Duran allegedly told police he locked the door to his home when he heard his brother-in-law outside, waiting with a knife in his hand for the man to come in.

But ultimately police and prosecutors said Duran, 29, fled. And now they’ve charged him with aggravated cruelty to animals and animal torture for stabbing to death Diesel, a 4-year-old German shepherd, at Duran’s home in the 4300 block of North Mobile.

Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered Duran held in lieu of $150,000 bail Sunday.

Duran turned himself in to the Animal Crimes Team at Homan Square, according to police reports. When he was arrested Saturday he was carrying a Taft High School ID, a jury summons, miscellaneous writings and a “black case containing throwing stars,” records show.

Assistant State’s Attorney Anthony Lucafo told Bourgeois that Duran became “enraged” — and Duran allegedly told police he “lost control” — before stabbing the dog in its side in the front bedroom of the house.

The dog didn’t die fast enough, Duran allegedly said, so he stabbed it in the neck. Duran also said the dog bit his right arm.

Lucafo told the judge that Duran wrapped the dog’s body in a blanket, put the blanket in a suitcase and put the suitcase in the backyard. Lucafo said Duran’s sister found the dog, and police reports show the suitcase was found near the garage.

Duran told police he wanted to get rid of the evidence and began to clean up the blood. That’s when he heard his brother-in-law at the back of the house, so he locked the door, Duran told officers.

“I was waiting for him to get in with my knife in my hand,” Duran said. “I felt as if it would be an epic battle. Like fighting Satan.”


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