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Colorado Man Fatally Beat Roommate’s Dog And Dismembered Another

Published: July 31, 2020 at 06:41 AM Author: Penny Eims

Teller, Colorado – Two dogs suffered a horrific death when a 30-year-old Colorado man attacked them. Matthew Stephen Dieringer was arrested by Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies for beating one of his roommate’s dogs to death and disemboweling the other.

Dieringer faces two counts of felony aggravated cruelty to animals and he must receive the maximum punishment! Please add your name to the petition. We will be sending your signatures and comments to officials, along with our letter requesting that this man be held accountable for his deplorable actions.

Matthew Stephen Dieringer stole the life of an Australian cattle dog named Suka, who died from blunt force trauma, and Hayoka, a mixed breed dog who was disemboweled.

These dogs did nothing to warrant the cruelty they experienced – clearly, this man is violent and dangerous, and he must be put away. The authorities are taking this case seriously and have commended the public for their part in helping make Dieringer’s arrest possible:

“The Teller County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their interest in this case and vigilance in watching out for Mr. Dieringer. We would also like to thank our law enforcement partners at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. It is times like these that remind us all that all life is precious and partnerships with our community and law enforcement partners creates opportunities for great outcomes.”

Suka and Hayoka deserve justice. Please add your name to the petition to help the judge understand that we are tired of animal cruelty! This despicable individual must receive the maximum punishment.


* Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Update 3/3/2022: According to the Colorado Judicial website, the next court date is scheduled for 4/18/2022.

Update 2/07/2022: Animal Victory has learned that trial is scheduled to take place 2/7/2022 through 2/11/2022.

Update 11/03/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the next court dates are scheduled for 1/10/2022, with the jury trial 02/07 – 11/2022.

Update 9/17/2021: The arraignment will be on 10/18/2021 at 1:30 p.m.

Update 7/23/2021: Animal Victory has learned that a Competency to Proceed hearing is being held on 8/23/2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Update 5/14/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the motions hearing is scheduled for 6/14/21, the pre-trial conference is scheduled for 7/12/21 and the jury trial is scheduled for 7/13/21

Update 3/10/ 2021: Arapahoe County Case, arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. on April 2, 2021 (Case#C3203M2951 Div 104)

There is also a case for Dieringer in Teller county. The arraignment is scheduled for 3/29/2021 at 10 a.m. (Case #D602020CR137 Div 11 district court)

Update 9.16.2020: Read Our Letter to DA Kathleen Morand Here

Update 9/22/2020: The sheriff’s office has thanked Animal Victory for submitting our petition to them, and we have been assured that the petition was added to the case file. Dieringer is undergoing a mental evaluation and there is no date set for the court at this time. Animal Victory will update all with a court date as we continue to stay in contact with the District Attorney.



Colorado Man Fatally Beat Roommate's Dog And Dismembered Another

1,231 signatures = 8% of goal

1,231 DeAnn Hill Jun 30, 2022
1,230 Cornelia Herschel Human beasts like this disgusting animal abuser and murderer deserve to be killed themselves. I would put all these vile monsters in a sack and set it on fire!!!!!!! Jun 22, 2022
1,229 Rochelle Massey Jun 21, 2022
1,228 Grace Vendemio Jun 02, 2022
1,227 Sara Sampkin May 29, 2022
1,226 Janice VanMarter May 29, 2022
1,225 Marion Friedl May 22, 2022
1,224 eugene henry May 17, 2022
1,223 Alessia Di Buono May 14, 2022
1,222 Angela Dennis May 05, 2022
1,221 Deborah knox Evil serious jail time May 01, 2022
1,220 Janice Pemberton Throw this creep in prison and have "others" dismember him in prison - he's not worthy of living. Apr 30, 2022
1,219 Mitra Pejman Apr 29, 2022
1,218 mark gillono Apr 26, 2022
1,217 Jeff Dickson Apr 26, 2022
1,216 Frank Schultz Apr 24, 2022
1,215 Rhonda Poore Apr 21, 2022
1,214 Roslyn Pollinger Apr 20, 2022
1,213 Sydney Allrud Apr 10, 2022
1,212 Michael Casella Apr 08, 2022
1,211 Juliana Jordan-Huber Apr 05, 2022
1,210 ernest glover Apr 01, 2022
1,209 Jocelyn Warburton Apr 01, 2022
1,208 kliontia-kalia konstantinou Mar 25, 2022
1,207 sari La rue Mar 23, 2022
1,206 S. McConnell Mar 23, 2022
1,205 Nicole Cervino PEINE DE MORT...!!!!! Mar 19, 2022
1,204Anonymous Sickening!!!! Put him in prison Mar 08, 2022
1,203 James McVey Mar 07, 2022
1,202 miriam taylor-east Mar 05, 2022