Woman accused of killing grandmother’s dog, storing head and heart in home

Published 10:18 am Monday, November 25, 2019

A Memphis woman admitted she killed her grandmother’s dog and placed its decapitated head in a dresser drawer.

According to Memphis news sources, Kyoko Smith, 18, has been charged with animal cruelty after admitting she killed her grandmother’s Shih Tzu.

Kyoko Smith, 18, is accused of decapitating her grandmother’s dog, placing the dog’s head in a dresser drawer and putting the dog’s heart in a freezer.

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Police responded to an animal cruelty call on Nov. 11, at a residence in the 6600 block of Miller’s Pond Circle in East Memphis.

Smith has reportedly admitted to the crime, but Police have not revealed a motive in the incident.

Smith was released on a $5,000 bond, and is expected in court Monday morning for a video arraignment.