Update: Burbank siblings to appear in animal cruelty trial

The 18-year-old brother and 23-year-old sister who brutally killed their aunt’s cocker spaniel will face trial March 7th. On February 4, 2012, Timo Bodtcher held down Prince while Charissa Bodtcher stabbed him approximately 10 times with a 12-inch hunting knife. Both fled the scene leaving Prince to die. Prince managed to climb up the long […]

Update: Burbank siblings plead not guilty

Charissa and Timo Bodtcher plead not guilty yesterday to animal cruelty.  Burbank police say the two stabbed their aunt’s cocker spaniel mix with a 12-inch hunting knife.  District Attorney Michael Stewart accused Timo Bodtcher of holding down Prince while Charissa Bodtcher stabbed him.  Stewart said the stabbing was so brutal that Prince’s intestines were hanging […]

Burbank family arrested in cocker spaniel stabbing

Last Saturday, Charissa Bodtcher, 23, and her brother Timo Bodtcher, 18, were arrested for fatally stabbing their aunt’s dog in Burbank, California. Lt. John Dilibert of the Burbank Police Department described the scene as “pretty horrific.” Prince, the cocker spaniel, had been stabbed “numerous” times dying from his wounds. The siblings’ mother, Maria Theresa Bodtcher, […]