No Felony Charge for Chloe's Killer
Update: William Helms was found not guilty of misdemeanor animal cruelty.
(Catawba County, NC) Claiming that Chloe the dog had been coming toward him while on his property in March 2008, William Helms reportedly stated that he shot her once and that she then ran off toward a nearby creek. Yet upon hearing 3 gunshots, Chloe’s owner drove toward Helms’ property and discovered Chloe dead on the ground, having been shot in the hindquarters and back of the head. The physical evidence indicates that Chloe was shot 3 times from behind after she had left Helms’ property. Mr. Helms is facing a single misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty for his alleged crime.
Jay Gaither, District Attorney
Prosecutorial District 25, Catawba County
PO Box 566
Newton, NC 28658