Steven Errante, of Dix Hills, charged after allegedly beating dog with baseball bat

A Dix Hills man faces charges after allegedly beating his dog with a baseball bat. News 12 has learned that the lab-mix had to be

Police say Steven Errante struck the dog, which suffered fractures to her head and face, and a broken forearm.

Police say Steven Errante struck the dog, which suffered fractures to her head and face, and a broken forearm. (12/28/13)

DIX HILLS - A Dix Hills man faces charges after allegedly beating his dog with a baseball bat.

Police say Steven Errante struck the dog, causing fractures to its head and face and breaking one of its legs.

A man discovered the dog earlier this week on Deer Park Avenue, according to officials.

The lab mix suffered such serious injuries that she had to be euthanized.

Errante was arraigned in court today. According to Newsday, a prosecutor said that 26-year-old Errante had previously assaulted his father and was charged in that case.

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