Dimitri Diatchenko, 46, has been arrested and charged with killing and
eating his ex-girlfriend's pet rabbit and threatening to do the same
to her. Diatchenko and his ex-girlfriend continued to live together as
roommates, long after their relationship had ended. She finally told Diatchenko
that she no longer wanted to remain roommates, which prompted Diatchenko
to kill and eat her pet rabbit.
While Diatchenko was home alone, he killed, skinned, cooked and ate her
rabbit then proceeded to send her photos of the acts. When she returned
home, Diatchenko told her that he would do the same to her. Diatchenko
faces one felony count of animal cruelty with the use of a knife and another
felony count for making criminal threats. Diatchenko was released after
posting a $50,000 bond but faces a maximum sentence of 4 years if convicted
of all the charges.