The Antioch man was arrested last week after a Concord woman accused
him of being an abusive boyfriend for three years, threatening to kill
her children, and burglarizing her home. During that break-in, Ortega
allegedly strangled the dog with an electrical cord suspended from a
ceiling light fixture.
Ortega faces charges of inflicting corporal injury to a spouse or
cohabitant, cruelty to animals, and making terrorist threats, according
to the Concord Police.