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Washington Man Gets Year in Jail for Blowing Up Dog — Said Girlfriend ‘Put Devil In It’

christopher wayne dillingham 1993
(Hood RIver OR jail booking mug shot 1993)

A Stevenson, Washington, man will spend a year in jail after being convicted of blowing up his dog. The horrific crime occurred in August after 45-year-old Christopher Wayne Dillingham attached an explosive device to the dog’s collar, setting off a blast so loud it alarmed his neighbors.

According to NW Cable News:

Dillingham later admitted that he killed the dog and said it was because his ex-girlfriend had “put the devil in it,” according to court documents.”

Skamania County prosecutors had charged him with possession of a bomb or explosive device with intent to use for an unlawful purpose, and reckless endangerment. He could have, under the maximum penalty, faced 20 years in jail. Investigators say it was a fireworks bomb that was attached to the dog.

Dillingham is pictured in this article in a 1993 booking photo from Hood River, OR. The dog, who’s name was not made public, is seen below.

No mention was made if Dillingham will undergo a psychiatric evaluation, which certainly seems appropriate in this case!

Dillingham dog

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