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Man Accused Of Torturing Dog To Death With Medication, Plastic Bag, And A Sledgehammer

Published: January 11, 2022 at 06:11 PM Author: Penny Eims

Chattanooga, TN – A Tennessee man is accused of killing his own dog in a ghastly manner. The police charged 41-year-old Michael Justin Wall, of 9404 Seasons Dr., with aggravated animal cruelty after he gave his dog Tylenol PM, attempted to suffocate his pet with a plastic bag, and finally, bludgeoned the dog to death with a sledgehammer earlier this month.

In the early morning hours of January 4, neighbors contacted the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office after hearing what they believed were “muffled gunshots,” coming from Wall’s residence. Responding deputies found a dog in a pool of blood on Wall’s back deck, next to a plastic bag and a bloodied sledgehammer.

When deputies questioned Wall, he admitted that he had tried to kill his dog because it was having seizures. He explained that he first tried the Tylenol, but when that did not work, he tried using a plastic bag to suffocate his pet. After that method also failed, he used a sledgehammer to repeatedly bludgeon the dog.

Deputies arrested Wall and took him to the Silverdale Detention Center on a charge of aggravated animal cruelty.

Wall’s dog did not die peacefully. By Michael Wall’s own admission, the dog was poisoned, suffocated, and bludgeoned before finally dying. It is heartbreaking to know that Wall’s dog suffered horribly, at the hands of the person who should have protected him from harm.

Please add your name to the petition today. Your signatures (and comments) will be sent to Neal Pinkston, District Attorney General of Hamilton County, TN.

Note: Individuals are presumed innocent until being found guilty in a court of law. Animal Victory relies upon the authorities and the court system to determine guilt or innocence.

We the undersigned demand that Wall be given the longest sentence possible for his charge, in addition to being prohibited from owning animals in the future.



The Chatanoogan


Update 8/28/2022: We are still waiting for the grand jury date. 

Update 4/7/2022: The next court date is May 5, 2022.

Update: Case Number 1862452, Defendant: WALL, MICHAEL JUSTIN, Charge: AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. Next Court Date: 3/7/2022 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Gary Starnes

On January 26, 2022, Animal Victory sent 19,431 signatures to Neal Pinkston, District Attorney General of Hamilton County.

Man Accused Of Torturing Dog To Death With Medication, Plastic Bag, And A Sledgehammer

22,405 signatures = 112% of goal


22,405 John Robertson Nov 30, 2022
22,404 Lisel Sipes Sub human loser belongs in prison. What a moron! Nov 19, 2022
22,403 Dana Dykes Nov 19, 2022
22,402 Claire Sefiane Nov 13, 2022
22,401 Sylvie Préseau Nov 05, 2022
22,400 Wendy Anderson Nov 04, 2022
22,399 Judy Gleffe Monster. Pure evil. Lock him up and throw the key away. I hope the other inmates deal with this creep and do the same to him. Oct 29, 2022
22,398 Risa Valentine Oct 28, 2022
22,397 Randy Smith Oct 24, 2022
22,396 Lisa Cairns Oct 20, 2022
22,395 Shannon Nichols Oct 07, 2022
22,394 Julie Goss Oct 05, 2022
22,393 Beatriz Centeno Sep 29, 2022
22,392 Maria Centeno Sep 29, 2022
22,391 Vanesa Marrow Sep 27, 2022
22,390 Guisselle Martinez Sep 17, 2022
22,389 Shambhavi Ojha Sep 13, 2022
22,388 Jennifer Warrow Sep 13, 2022
22,387 Carmen Verdugo Sep 11, 2022
22,386 Craig Davis Sep 10, 2022
22,385 Mike Davis Sep 10, 2022
22,384 Jammie Davis Sep 10, 2022
22,383 Michelle Krueger Sep 09, 2022
22,382 Kristi Dishner Yeah this one is out of control! He should never have an animal again! Sep 07, 2022
22,381 Shanelle Manzanares Sep 06, 2022
22,380 Jeffrey Clouatre Sep 04, 2022
22,379 Tina Woods Sep 03, 2022
22,378 Ca Tomas Aug 29, 2022
22,377 LEO MENDEZ SICK!! Low life POS!!!! KILL HIM!!! Put him in prison and give him the death penalty!!! Aug 28, 2022