Ex-GOP Leader Kills Mother’s Dog

The former executive director of South Carolina’s Republican Party allegedly stabbed his mother’s dog to death and blamed it on a “command” from God, officials said.

Todd Kincannon, who briefly served as the state GOP’s executive director nearly a decade ago, was hospitalized last week after police were called to his parents’ home, WYFF-TV reported. Police said they discovered Kincannon, a former lawyer, standing outside and covered in blood and cuts.

Kincannon, 37, allegedly admitted to killing his mother’s 10-year-old dog, saying, “I know I’m the second coming of Christ, and I got a command from God to do it,” WYFF reported.

An arrest warrant said Kincannon “intentionally, willfully, maliciously, cruelly and needlessly” killed the pet by choking and stabbing it with two knives, according to The State.

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